Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wine Review: Corvezzo Terre di Marca Pinot Grigio 2017



Terre di Marca is a label of Azienda Corvezzo, which is located in the Veneto region of Italy. The Terre di Marca label specializes in Prosecco and Pinot Grigio, but all wines by Corvezzo are 100% organic. They started the organic conversion in 2010 and completed it in 2017. I'm not going to waste time by going further writing a blurb about them because you have GOT to see their awesome website called The Organic Prosecco (http://www.theorganicprosecco.com). It's got a fun and educational layout to show you how they go about making their wines organically.

This is wine #2 of 5 that I'm reviewing by them leading up to the new year. I started with their  2017 Pinot Grigio Ramato and now I'm reviewing the 2017 Pinot Grigio, followed by Rosé "Sur lie" FrizzanteProsecco "Sur lie" Frizzante, and finally their Prosecco.

The 2017 Pinot Grigio is from the Motta di Livenza area of the Delle Venezie DOC. It's 100% Pinot Grigio harvested exclusively by hand and saw soft cold crushing and pressing. Then a portion of the wine spent some time in oak barrels while the rest spent time in stainless steel. It has a final ABV of 12.5% and will cost you $17.

The color of the wine is a bright yellow. On the nose there's aromas of pear juice, peaches, hay, and elderflower. On the palate it's got a rather big body for an Italian Pinot Grigio with a smooth mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness. There's flavors of pears, peaches, and a little piece of banana. The smoothness of peaches and pears turn to tart lemons on the zippy finish.

I say this every time that I find an Italian Pinot Grigio that I like: it's not your typical lemon water. And you can tell that the portion of the wine that saw the oak aging makes a big impact here. For both the Pinot Grigio lovers and the Pinot Grigio haters, I recommend that you give this one a shot.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $17
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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