2011 Alois Lageder Riff Pinot Grigio

I tasted this one at a tasting Vinexx had. I don’t usually like Pinot Grigios. I generally find them light summer sippers with little to no finish or body. This one is pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet this wine displays some nice minerality as some nice dry acidity. The wine is medium in length with the acidity and minerality living on nicely. This would be a very food friendly wine. I was impressed. Add to that $13.95 a bottle and this wine is a good deal. Unfortunately, it is not available in the LCBO, but you can get it from Vinexx in cases of 12. Here’s the link to the winery’s web site. I would give it an 88-89. Contact Johanne Desautels at Vinexx for more info or to order.

Tasting notes from the winery:
Grape Variety 100 % Pinot Grigio
Region & Appellation Alto Adige, Delle Venezie
Tasting Notes
Brilliant straw yellow colour with a green tint. Very fine, fruity (apples and peaches), forward varietal aroma. Pronounced, clean, elegant, grapey flavour, light to medium bodied with a fresh mouth watering finish. When properly cellared, this wine may be kept for at least 2-4 years.

Winemaker’s Comments
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by maturation on the fine lees for four months.

Alcohol 12.5 % per volume
Cellaring 2-4 years

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