Back in mid December when we’d gotten our holiday tree and were ready to devote an evening to decorating, I perused my small stock of wine for something light and easy to accompany our efforts. Goodness knows tree decorating can sometimes (read: often) be a challenge for me. Making sure the lights are working. If they aren’t, finding spare bulbs. Then getting the strands on the tree in an evenly dispersed yet naturalistic and harmoniously relaxed way. And that’s all before the decorations come out to play because lights always go on first in our house. No pressure. No pressure at all. Ha! Yes, tree decorating in my house is a tradition that takes time, consideration, and patience. Much like the enjoyment of wine, it is an experience to be savored not rushed. And no matter the result, it’s really all about doing it together.
Winemaker: Villa Sonia
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Venezia DOC – Piave, Italy
Price: $5.99 @ Trader Joe’s
Notes: The color of this wine was a light Tuscan yellow. On the nose I caught scents of apple, citrus and spice. Acidity was high, and it was light on the tongue. Flavors I detected included pear, some apple, spice notes, a tart citrus and citrus zest on the finish. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t sip this by itself. Seems like it’s high acidity and citrus notes beg for a food pairing. Don’t have anything in mind, but maybe you will if you decide to give this one a go.