A previous vintage was named “the World’s Best Pinot
Grigio” in a tasting of 200 top wines from seven different countries (including
top $100 Grand Cru Alsatian Pinot Gris from the same grape). The German wine
magazine Falstaff agrees, naming this their #1 Pinot Grigio of the year. And Vinous
has extolled this wine’s terrific value at $40! This extraordinary 2018 is
simply the richest and most impressive vintage to date. (And we’ve sold this in
every vintage since 2011.)
Fittingly, the winery chose this super-rich, succulent
and fully textured vintage to switch to a Burgundy-shaped bottle.
Suckling rates this 93 points, saying:
Lots of tropical fruit on the nose with papaya and sliced
mango, as well as citrus. Full body, creamy texture and an excellent, bright
finish. Single vineyard.
This is, by the way, from a steep mountain vineyard
with vines over 80 years old and aged partly in older oak – which accounts for
the almost white Burgundy-like concentration, rich texture and seriousness.