According to Mezzacorona, their Pinot Grigio vines are grown in estate-owned vineyards in an alpine valley carved into the Dolomite Mountains by the Adige River which has it’s beginnings in the Italian Alps. In addition, the grapes are cultivated in a traditional pergola style and completely hand-harvested. Sounds romantic in an old world kind of way, doesn’t it? Evidently, their location in the Dolomites affords them a variety of microclimates which allows them to choose plant several grape varieties in vineyards best suited to each.
Notes: The bouquet of the Mezzacorona held faint whiffs of citrus and peach with hints of summer flowers. Color was a typical light straw. It was light-bodied, and acidity was good. In this PG I tasted primarily nectarine with additional warm spice notes. As it drew to a close it brought lemongrass to the fore with touches of mineral on the finish. I found it a perfectly good Pinot Grigio. I think it should be a nice accompaniment for light entree dishes and young cheese courses.