While I seem to be sampling quite a few New Zealand whites this summer, I can’t forget offerings from the old world. And when you’re talking old world light whites for a summer repast, Italian Pinot Grigio is a well-known and well-regarded option.
Notes: What would you expect from an inexpensive Italian Pinot Grigio? How about this?
Color – pale straw.
Bouquet – gentle scents of citrus and lemongrass with flinty undertones.
Acidity – good.
Body – light.
Flavors – citrus, hints of caramel, and a chalky minerality throughout.
Seems like that might be about right.