Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2014 Wine Review
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2014
Venezie I.G.T., Italy
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
An extraordinary fresh Italian white wine, especially for this price. Wow. Vibrant aromas of lemon zest, green apples and lime-citrus. Racy, mouth-watering acidity for salads and vegetarian dishes. Highly recommended.
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This Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2014 was reviewed on October 31, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Vinified with 100% pinot grigio grapes harvested in the vineyards of Veneto and Friuli in Italy’s northeast. Elegant & complex with crisp acidity and aromas and flavours of ripe apples and lemon zest. Subtle floral notes of Alpine meadows makes it a perfect match with fragrant Alpine chesses of the region. Finish is clean and lingering.
|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
The grapes for this wine are harvested in the regions of Fruili and Veneto. The aromas brimming out of the glass are subtle honey, pear, and citrus..….the palate boasts minerality and additional flavors of green apple and citrus. A medium bodied, juicy acidity, fresh and exciting Pinot Grigio! - Drink now, at a "wow" value!
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A refreshing and aromatic Pinot Grigio with notes of white tree fruit and subtle minerality. Herbal sage, mint, citrus and pear show on the refined palate, in a dry, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Lovely as an Aperitif or with appetizers. Exceptional value.
Tasted October, 2015
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of green apple, white flowers, stonefruit and a touch of lemon. The flavours continues with stonefruit and lemon zest. Very crisp and acidic, and has a medium apple and stonefruit finish.
|David Skinner rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Light straw colour. A subtle nose with pear, apple and minerality playing the dominant role. On the tongue the acidity is crisp and energetic with a slight citrus note added to the apple and pears detected in the wine's aroma. A medium finish and very much a wine that can be enjoyed any time but preferably on a mid-summer's eve on a patio with good friends. Some asparagus wrapped in Phyllo and drizzled with EVOO would be a fun and light way to get the most from this ever-popular 100% Pinot Grigio wine. Even a small bowl of nuts and olives would be a perfect match.
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
A fresh and light bodied white Italian wine that's made for simple everyday drinking. Pale lemon-green colour with aromas and flavours citrus, tree fruit, zest, saline and white blossoms. The acidity is racy and refreshing. Perfect well chilled on a hot day. I detected a slight effervescence that made this wine doubly refreshing. Perfect as an aperitif or with deep fried prawns, assorted fish, or even KD!. Easy drinking and easy on the wallet at $15. LCBO General list.
Tasted: October 2015
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Ruffino's Lumina Pinot Grigio is a crowd pleasing fresh and fruity unoaked wine that's perfectly suited for enjoying on a patio in the sun, or throughout the year with lighter fare such as appetizers, salads, and fish. From northeastern Italy, where Pinot Grigio thrives, Lumina's light and crisp style is sure to please. The nose shows sweet orchard fruit, citrus and minerality. The palate is refreshing with sweet pear and honeysuckle leaving a crisp and clean fruity finish. Good value at less than $14 via LCBO. Tasted October 2015. 87+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
The nose offers floral bouquet, pear and citrus. The palate had pear, herbs and some crisp green apple. A touch of minerality accompanied the finish.
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Bright acidity gets the mouth watering and ready to start a meal. Lemon, green apple and apple blossom. Slight spritz on the palate, citrus and a hint of green parsley. Wonderfully paired with a salad of asparagus, bitter chicory contrasted with creamy duck egg yolk and earthy truffle. Enhancing the flavour, not overpowering it.
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Citrus and apple nose. Fresh and zesty on the light body with apple and citrus and a saline/mineral note. Med citrus finish. Serve well chilled. Paired with asparagus, truffle, prosciutto, shaved foie and duck egg.
Tasted Oct 2015 at Ruffino wine tasting dinner.
|Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
A mouthwatering and lively wine that is sure to be crowd pleaser. Not overly complex, but still a refreshing lemon/lime, and mineral aromas and flavors. There is a reason this a popular varietal, it is very drinkable and pairs with salads and lighter protein dishes- chicken salad or a white fish with a cream sauce. For this price, it is hard to pass up!
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Fact #1: Pinot Grigios are the top selling white wines in every market. Congrats!
Fact #2: This style of wine is perhaps the style I enjoy the least. Yikes! That being said, I am open minded and I like to give things a try more than a few times because I have hope.
Now, why does this guy stand out? The aromas are enticing - fresh stone fruit, citrus and floral notes. On the palate, the key flavours are lemon/lime and peach. It is quite crisp, medium bodied with an oily texture and medium long refreshing lemon zest finish. Pair with a party!
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Ruffino Lumina 2014 vintage yields from Delle Venezie appellation and is made from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia vineyard grapes 100% Pinot Grigio, 12% ABV. Pale straw yellow in the bowl, this wine features delicate aromatics of lemon zest, candied lemon, and baked pear brioche. Elegant minerality, medium bodied, and mouthwatering. Enjoyed pairing with blanched white asparagus tips, parmesan, prosciutto and a hint of white truffle. Enjoy now.
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