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.
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.
Pinot Grigio in the middle of winter when the temperatures are in the teens (Fahrenheit) outside? Well, why not? Although I’m really not one to stand on convention, I will admit that there was another more personal – and more vain – reason for drinking a light white now. I have an appointment to have my picture taken by a professional photographer, and I want the brightest smile I can muster. Ha!
Notes: This Cavit PG was a pale yellow with scents of lemon, grass and pear on the nose. It was characteristically light-bodied with good acidity and 12% alcohol. Flavors I found mirrored the bouquet – lemon, grass and pear. The finish was long and lemony. I think this is a good sipping white and would go very well with a light white fish.