Region Italy, Alto Adige
Grape Pinot Grigio
Style Nectarine, Honeydew melon, Green apple
Bottle Size 75cl
To my mind, Alto Adige in Trentino northern Italy, near the Austrian border, makes the best fresh Pinot Grigio style in the world. The combination of bright days and cooling evenings means grapes ripen slowly, giving it a long time to develop phenolic (flavours and smells) ripeness as well as physical sugar ripeness.
This is 13.5% so quite full bodied and rich in stone fruit and melon flavours that offset the dryness really well. It's Pinot grigio made how it should be made.