Pinot Grigio is one of Italy’s best known easy drinking wines. The Albinoni Garganera comes from a province of Venice it is to be served well chilled and enjoyed with friends having a chat. It calls out to be drunk with fish, quiche, risotto and salad or even a plate of Antipasti.
On opening this bottle of wine the smell was reminiscent of holidays in the sun with friends, it is a pale colour with a greenish hint.
The main flavours are ripe pear (pear drops) and green apple, it is lovely and crisp, with a buttery aftertaste like a well known mint leaves behind (a kind of toffee liquorice flavour). It is slightly acidic in a pleasant refreshing way.
This is a decent Pinot Grigio which is not overly complex and is a nicely balanced wine. It is easy drinking and it whets your appetite for more, its finish is clean and refreshing and is not overwhelming with alcohol. It would also make a great Aperitif and I arte this as 7/10.
The label is eye catching and says it is an original edition and typical of the area it comes from Northern Italy.
This wine would be absolutely perfect served chilled at a picnic or a party held outside as you can see it is what I did from the photograph.