Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Ned Pinot Grigio 2008

This was a nice surprise. I suspected that this wine wasn't going to be dull, watery plonk like a lot of Italian Pinot Grigio is, but I didn't think it was going to be this good.

The most striking things about this wine are the colour (a very pale orange) and a smooth, velvety texture (perhaps due to very ripe grapes and a tiny hint of residual sugar - unexpected but welcome).

This is a lot closer to an Alsace Pinot Gris than an Italian Pinot Grigio (quick reminder - they're the same grape variety), and luckily for me because I much prefer the former. Flavours of pale summer fruit and some floral notes as well in there. Really, really good. This would be great on its own, or with a salad maybe, even a fruit one.

Pinot Grigio 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand
£7.49 (£9.99)

1 comment:

  1. I can also recommend The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, also available from Waitrose Direct and Ocado, amongst others. (Wine Searcher: http://bit.ly/1xFy3)