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Pinot Grigio Italy Marks & Spencer Mixed case £45 Natural Cork 12.5% This is a wonderfully-crisp, modern, aromatic, dry
Posted 27th August 2010        
     

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Pinot Grigio
Italy
Marks & Spencer
Mixed case
£45
Natural Cork
12.5%

This is a wonderfully-crisp, modern, aromatic, dry medium-bodied white wine from the Lombardy region in the North of Italy.

The initial bouquet on the nose was of lemon and lime, pear drops and a hint of spiciness.

I feel this is a well-knitted, textured light white wine with aplomb and style and is very versatile so would suit most occasions. It has a refreshing character so is therefore very good drinking with or without a main course.

There is a slight metallic aftertaste, which is lingering to the point of loitering.

We drank this lovely wine with party foods whilst chatting about our recent holiday driving around Northern Italy.

The label indicates a typical building of the region and as I have just returned from Italy and the Lake Garda region saw many similar architecturally designed structures.

It is made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes which I feel makes a delightful, characterful wine, with a mouth-watering finish.

9/10 from me.

     

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Julie & Neil Swift
We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.