I have never been passionate about Pinot Grigio. Well, that is not entirely true. I detest it with a vengeance. I suppose I have never found a really good one, an interesting one that actually taste of something.
Very often it is dilute, acidic with no flavour whatsoever. My husband would say, it is sour. Not dry, just sour. So what is the point.
Than La Tunella Pinot Grigio came my way.
I had high hopes for this wine. It sounded jolly good. Hand harvested, one portion gently pressed, another portion cryo-macerated at 4°C for 3 days, then fermented slow and cool (40 days at 16°C), aged on lees and copious amount of batonnage been carried out. Not your run of the mill, lean-mean and green, Pinot Grigio.
I was not disappointed.
It had a deep lemon colour, an elegant nose with all the dairy goodness, aka. cream, peaches and sweet acacia blossom. It was not short of full body, which is unusual for a Pinot Grigio. I bet it could gracefully age and even keep for couple of years.
All in all the best Pinot Grigio I have ever tasted.
Photographs by The Tannin Addict