All of the grapes for this widely available wine come from Mezzacorona's vineyards in the foothills of the Dolomiti mountains in the far northeastern corner of Italy. This is a cool climate, ideal for producing crisp, well structured white wines.
A year ago, this 2005 Pinot Grigio was fresh and lively, teasing the tongue with subtle flavors. Today, it is still fresh but with fuller, more rounded flavors. Still a lovely wine. It's a light straw color. Clean, well delineated aromas and flavors of citrus, green apples, minerals and a hint of green herbs. It's a versatile wine--good with vegetable-oriented meals, soups, seafood pasta, pork or sipping on its own.
This wine is frequently discounted to $6.99 at my local grocery, D&W FreshMarkets, and when it is I usually stock up because I know there will be many occasions to serve it.