By: Chris Miller | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/3/2013 | Send Email
I tasted the Vigna del Malina wines three times before I finally bought them in. Not that I didn’t love them the first time. It’s just that I can only stuff about 300 or so selections into the store, and I taste thousands of wines a year, and there’s only so much you can bring in. But on occasion number three, I had the pleasure of meeting the proprietor, Roberto Bacchetti, after which I had to make room to support his passion and commitment. This Pinot Grigio is the bomb. It spends a few days on the skins so picks up a touch of the strawberry color of the grapes when ripe (I don’t know why they call it pinot “grey”, as the grapes are pink!), and it really expresses the gravelly minerality of this part of Friuli. Rich yet lithe, it’s really just hitting it’s stride now after a couple years in the bottle. In fact, this is a white I don’t think would be very appealing to drink in the first year or so from the vintage. Lot of wine going on here for the price tag. If you have any doubts about the quality and sheer deliciousness of Italian Pinot Grigio, try a bottle of this and rock your world.