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Albinoni Garganega Pinot Grigio 2008

Retailer: Majestic Closure: Screwtop ABV: 12% Price: £4.99 Approx 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.
Posted 13th September 2009        
     

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Retailer: Majestic
Closure: Screwtop
ABV: 12%
Price: £4.99 Approx

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.

     

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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.