2011 Blason Pinot Grigio Isonzo (1L)

SKU #1091593 2 points Gambero Rosso

 Wonderful! Fragrant and pleasureful.

K&L Notes

This is a mouthful of Pinot Grigio, a wine with body that is perfectly balanced, with zippy acidity. Very aromatic, with good complexity, length and that subtle elegance that shows muscle and a long and flowing finish. It is a little spicy, with red apple, melot and lots of minerals on the finish. This is the best Pinot Grigio they've made so far, and it's in a liter bottle (woohoo!) made for two. (Mike Parres, K&L)

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/4/2012  | Send Email
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We have been directly importing the Blason wines for nearly ten years, and each vintage release seems to be better and much more interesting. Several years ago , Greg St.Clair, our Italian Wine Buyer, talked the Blasons into bottling this production into a one liter size bottle and keep it at the same price as their 750 ML. What a hit! This wine offers tons of PG character in the bouquet and in the mouth, with a rich creamy, vanillan tone, notes of jasmine, white peach, apple and a viscous, lush, refreshing finish. Eby has anointed this Gem as our house white for the month. 13.0% ABV
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Varietal:

Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia