My folks are in town for JJ’s Ballet performance. Mum likes the whites and I figured some Pinot Grigio/Gris would work well for a warmish weekend. This one was a very pale yellow- which is a good thing for this varietal. Nose of lemons, pomelo and green apples. The initial taste is rather surprising- more body than I imagined with hints of wax, lemons, bergamot. The mid palate exhibits a citrusy component that I’m enjoying. The acidity is very mild and doesn’t really hit the palate until the finish. Speaking of which, it is mid length and laden with more citrus in the form of lemon peel and a hint of lanolin. 89 points and a great opener to a Friday night! $17 buys this charmer all day long and it gets 3 stars from me, I’m buying more! Salut….
Working backwards through my wine pictures I came across this little gem. Called the Novocao and made in Oregon- the Pinot Gris is just what we needed to go with Moxie’s (the wife) “low country shrimp and grits”. A spicy dish needing some acidity and freshness, the people from Amity did not disappoint! Highly recommended and serve chilled.