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.
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Venezie IGT, Italy
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.