Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wine Review: VINI Pinot Grigio 2017


It's the Fifth Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.comYou can read all of the content and reviews from Bulgarian Wine Month under the Bulgaria label.

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

The 2016 vintage of the VINI Pinot Grigio was one of my favorite wines of last year's Bulgarian Wine Month, and I do believe that this vintage is even better!

The wine has a 12% ABV and it's a light straw yellow in color. It still smells like those little prepackaged cups of sliced peaches in peach juice, with almonds and vanilla, but I'm detecting the addition of some pineapple and hay this time around. It's light to medium bodied with a rich mouthfeel and a nice acidity that's, yet again, rather mellow for a Pinot Grigio. The peaches come back on the flavor, but there's also melon, a tiny squeeze of grapefruit, and a little bit of spearmint.

Pour me this Pinot Grigio any day of the week, man, because it is excellent. For $10 you're getting a Pinot Grigio with character and life, and one that is well above the vast majority of its competition in the same price range. Kris? Ecco Domani? Put them down right now and pick this up.

I gave the 2016 a 4.5/5 and I'm giving the 2017 a 5/5. So why is the 2017 better than the 2016 and getting a perfect score? Even though a $10 Pinot Grigio isn't something you should analyze to death, this one has grown in its complexities; especially on the nose. If you see this bottle then you can't afford not to drop $10 on it. Or you can buy it right now on BulgarianWine.com!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $10
Rating: 5/5 = Highly Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge
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