La Bastarda, Pinot Grigio 2017, Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy
Tasting Note: A good-value pinot grigio with more flavor intensity than your average Italian pinot grigio – especially at the price point.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a nose of summer green apple, lychee, blossom and lime-and-orange citrus peel.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot grigio has bright, medium-plus-intensity, green-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium, citrus-infused finish.
There is balance between the fruit and acidity.
Stands shoulders above the mass of flavorless pinot grigio in the marketplace.
Importer: HB Wine Merchants, New York
Tasting Date: February 24, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.