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.
Back to the Italians for a pleasant, brisk white wine. Yes, it’s a Pinot Grigio!
Winemaker: Castello di Gabbiano
Wine: Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
Appellation: Venezie IGT, Italy
Notes: On the nose I found citrus, pear and spice. It was fairly light-bodied – appropriately so. Flavors for me were an abundance of citrus, some creamy pear, spice notes and even a little hint of apple here and there. On the finish I found a very present bitter grass with an underlying minerality. Alcohol was at 12.5%. Acidity was very good. I can totally see this wine served up with a fish dish in a light sauce or perhaps a nice chicken piccata.