Keith reviewed this wine:
AB SKU +709104
2012 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio
Assessed by: Keith Robinson
Tasted: November 2014
Product Details: Friuli, Italy 13% ABV 100% Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is the Italian spelling for Pinot Gris. Same grape, different spelling. But over time the spelling has come to indicate a stylistic difference – Pinot Grigio tends to be light, refreshing and crisp. Typical Pinot Grigio is inexpensive, simple and good for the patio or brunch with the 'girls.' I call it the 'Blue-haired California Grandmother' wine. Not an insult, my grandma was one.
Pinot Gris, by contrast, tends to be richer and fuller – think melon versus citrus - and therefore, more 'serious' than Pinot Grigio.
Our dear wine-world is filled with such stereotypes .
The tasting: Serious stuff. Beautiful depth on the nose with minerality and hints of white flowers. The palate is rich, but with energy, lifted. The texture is almost oily. Intense and purposeful, this is a wine with character.
I love the label, stylish and thoughtful. It conveys the impression of a treasure map and I want to explore further.
Buy now. Drink now. Serve slightly chilled, not over chilled. Screw cap.
Food pairing: Seafood, rissoto, light pork or chicken dishes. Very versatile wine.
Movie pairing: Romeo and Juliet, the Baz Luhrmann 1996 version.