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Today we are going to review a pinot gris wine – that soft, citrusy and aromatic wine, that is rising in popularity all over the world. The origin of pinot gris is Alsace, today however it is increasingly planted in less classic wine regions, from Mendoza to Marlborough, but, the most famous styles of pinot gris wine comes from Italy and France. In Alsace, the wine is historically labelled as ‘pinot gris’ and is produced in a fruity and usually unctuous style, while in Italy, the wine is labelled as ‘pinot grigio’ and is vinified mostly as a dry wine, with overwhelming minerality and brilliant acidity, Therefore, without further ado we present you the wine we’ve selected for the review today – Pinot Gris 2015 from Castel Mimí.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Pastel yellow color with shades of straw color towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with citrus fruits flavours: lemon, pomelo, yellow mirabelle, orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, yellow apple, ripe yellow pear and some subtle hints of ripe quince.
The wine is medium-dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and firm tannin. It feels quite citrusy, fruity and lactic with a nuanced sweet accent. The wine tastes a bit sharp, angular and austere, yet it has a a fair overall balance.
It has a medium finish and a balanced, tart and green aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.9 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Conclusion: this is definitely a wine in its prime form – ready to drink now and not worth further bottle ageing, as its overall balance does not display any signs of ageing potential – this is a drink now wine, as long as it is still young and beautiful. In order to smoothen its sharp edges, we would recommend to pair this wine with aromatic and citric dishes, like for example a summer citrus-avocado salad or some oysters with lime and ginger. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Pinot Gris | 2015
grape: | pinot gris |
overall rating: | 89.9 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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