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May Wine - Pinot Grigio
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I opened a bottle of Pinot Grigio Trentino Mezzacorona yesterday. Very good, in fact I finished half of the bottle.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YA know, I had no idea that they made a Muller Thurgau... I havn't had one of those in a long time
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How funny Shane, I just now saw all the postings and you mentioned a wine party too! (great minds think alike Smile )
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Pinot Grigio Trentino Riserva
Price: 6.99 EUR (9.3 $)
Year: 2006
PHOTO of bottle



Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: Il Pinot Grigio RISERVA nasce da uve coltivate nei vigneti di una
delle zone più classiche e vocate per questa varietà:
denominata “Zambiani”, è situata a nord-est dell’abitato di
Mezzocorona
Profumo: complesso, con note di frutta matura (pesca bianca, pera e camomilla matura) ben armonizzate con le note dolci derivanti dall’affinamento in legno
Sapore: armonico, elegante e raffinato con finale fresco e fragrante

Pinot Grigio Riserva is made from grapes cultivated in the area called "Zambiani", north east from the small town of Mezzocorona in Trentino. Complex smell of ripe fruit (white peach, pear and camomile), well harmonized with the sweet notes deriving from the refinement in wood barrels
flavour: harmonic, elegant and refined, with fresh and fragrant finish
ALCOHOL: 13%
SERVING TEMP.: 10-12°C (50-53 F)

Review: I'm normally not very fond of white wines, but if I drink any, it's either Pinot Grigio or Greco di Tuffo (way more expensive). Very nice, flavorful, smooth, refreshing.
Would you buy again?: Definitely Yes! It's on sale, might get a few bottles
Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: oven baked pasta dishes, white meat, polenta, particularly recommended with Tagliatelle ai funghi porcini.
I had it with Chicken and zucchini meatballs the other night, and used it in the recipe as well.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome , Daja . Cool Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daja: Nice. Great review. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome...!!!!! My Mezzacrona label is different... Other than being in English, that is... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
Shane, I also checked a bit on-line before posting to see if I could find something already in Eng. (but in the end had to translate it myself, and I must say, I'm not really familiar with "wine language"), and I noticed the same company/wine maker (Mezzacorona) had different labels.
And then I learned a funny thing: the wine maker is called MezzAcorona, while the town is called MezzOcorona, at first I thought it was a sp. mistake, ha,ha
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review, Dajana...I need to get on the ball!
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HRM Rex-Goilath Giant 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Grigio

Price: $8.99

Year: 2008

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
From the bottle: Bright, juicy and floral - say howdy to our California version of this Italian classic: cultured but racy and very romantic.

From the website: This wine expresses lovely aromatics of pear and honeydew. Bright, juicy flavors of citrus and apples that lead to a sweet mineral core. The finish is soft and lingering; thanks to a balanced acidity that carries the fruit well into the back of the palate. Yum. I can think of a number of foods that would be great with this wine. Try it with a bowl full of Little-necked clams, steamed in a broth of Pinot Grigio, garlic, onions, and butter (my personal favorite!), Linguini with homemade pesto (OK, my other fave), or baked boneless-skinless chicken breasts that have first been rubbed in a lemon zest/Herbs de Provence mixture and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Fantastico! - Marty Spate, Enologico

Review:
Very pale yellow.

Me ~ smells like wine... I liked the Chardonnay better. It feels warm and burny... tongue puckery... definitely not diggin' it... can't pick out any specific flavors...

Jon ~ ooooo tart... tastes good... tastes like an energy drink... first sip was the best

Ericka ~ likes it

Drew ~ a little sweet... oh interesting, a little tart...

Would you buy again?: probably not

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: I'd cook with it.

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Name: Fish Eye Pinot Grigio

Price: $7.99

Year: 2008

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
From the bottle... It's floral, crisp, refreshing and bright. An Ideal match for sole, fowl or light pasta dishes.

From the website... The aromatics in this bottle are like a tropical adventure in paradise! There's a spirited and fresh infusion of ripe melon, apricot and white ginger with intense citrusy notes of juicy red grapefruit and mineral that lingers on the finish. Pair with sushi, shellfish, crisp salads or anything that calls for some zing!

Review:
Very pale yellow

Me ~ Not as puckery as the 47 Pound Rooster... but still not diggin' it... I tried mixing this with 7up to make a wine cooler... and that didn't help.

Jon ~ not as intense as 47 Pound Rooster

Whitney ~ mmmmmmm

Jeff ~ Dry & fruity

Would you buy again?: No

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: I'd cook with it.

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Name: Black Tower

Price: $8.99

Year: 2006

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
From the bottle: Full of fruit flavours with a touch of spice.

From the website: Black Tower Pinot Grigio has the typical spicy character of Pinot Grigio and expressive fruit. Full of flavour and with a warm finish.
This wine is a perfect match for dishes with mushrooms such as wild mushroom risotto or rocket salad with pears and walnuts.

Review:
Golden color

Me ~ better than the 47# Rooster & Fish Eye... but I think I'm just not feeling the Pinot Grigio... I'll be tasting some more with my mom and niece over Memorial Day weekend... so we'll see...

Jon ~ This one is sweeter and peppery

Whitney ~ Very mild... nice not puckery... consistent flavor... no aftertaste

Would you buy again?: probably not

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: I would cook with it.


Dajana suggested I try an Italian Pinot Grigio before totally giving up on it. So I'll be sure the next one is Italian! I'll be trying a couple more with my mom & niece Memorial Day weekend. =)
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