Gabbiano Pinot Grigio 2013

The name of this wine, Promessa, means promise in Italian.  Promise, according to Merriam-Webster, is reason to expect something; especially :  ground for expectation of success, improvement, or excellence.  What a lovely, uplifting name for a wine!  It conveys a feeling of hope and anticipation to those who choose to pop the cork and experience the vino. 

Winemaker:  Gabbiano
Wine:  Promessa
Varietal:  Pinot Grigio
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  Venezie IGT, Italy
Price:  $11.49

Notes:  The color of this Gabbiano was a pale straw.  On the bouquet I smelled citrus and peach.  A light-bodied wine, it had a touch of the typical varietal viscosity.  Acidity was good, and alcohol was at 12.5%.  On the palate I tasted fairly straightforward flavors of citrus and grass with touches of peach.  I found it a pleasant Pinot Grigio and think it would be good with seafood dishes and light cheeses such as chevre, fresh mozzarella, etc.

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One thought on “Gabbiano Pinot Grigio 2013

  1. Apothic US wine along the same lines as Big Bold Red?? Are they merely flavour pack like some fame juices… is that not cheating?? thanks for you time.

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