Delle Venezie IGT, Italy; imported by Wilson Daniels; 12% ABV
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 6 Apr
Had I known this was the project of Drew Barrymore, I might have skipped it. However, its nice greenish color, from a region (northeast Italy) from which I like the Pinot Grigio, and the low price, compelled me to get it right away. And, indeed, I like it! I guess I need to give Ms. Barrymore more credit. 🙂
This full-flavored wine is dominated by juicy acid of lime / green apple, but also shows Pinot Grigio’s pear and straw. It’s pleasantly crisp with a little minerality, and very tasty overall. Made from the same grape, it’s an interesting contrast with the still-available Helfrich 2008 Steinklotz Pinot Gris. Just in time for warmer weather here in the San Francisco Bay area!