2018 Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio

- 750 ml
92
WE
Availability: In Stock
$17.99
Availability: In stock
Product ID
90653-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Enticing aromas of spring flower, white stone fruit and alpine herb shape the nose. The rounded medium-bodied palate delivers creamy Bartlett pear, apple, juicy citrus and a smoky mineral note alongside tangy acidity.

Wine Enthusiast | 92 WE
A floral pinot grigio, suggesting chamomile, jasmine and spices. Medium body, medium acidity and a fruity, clean-cut finish. Drink now.

James Suckling | 90 JS
The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio (with an ample 57,000 bottles made) is a very clean and transparent expression of the grape that opens to brilliant luminosity. Because of that taut texture and crisp transparency, you really get a sense of the grape here—and its aroma, with citrus, white peach, pear and that beautiful latex aroma that I love so much. There is a glossy and shiny feel to this wine. There is some flint and crushed stone here as well that emerges as the wine slowly comes to room temperature.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 90 RP
Bright straw-yellow. Clean, fresh aromas and flavors are dominated by pear, but also hint at yellow apple, sweet spices and white flowers. Boasts above-average concentration and complexity for an entry-level Pinot Grigio, but speaks less of the Valle Isarco in its flavor profile than other wines in this winery’s portfolio (in fact, the name Valle Isarco does not appear on the label).

Vinous Media | 90 VM
A lithe, lip-smacking white, featuring a tang of salinity, layered with notes of crunchy pear, preserved lemon and Marcona almond. Drink now through 2023.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2018
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Abbazia
Rating 92 WE
Region Trentino: The tall, steep Dolomites in the far north of Italy with their towering peaks and nearly vertical sides provide a unique cozy shelter to the long valleys situated in their foothills. There, blessed by constant warm breeze and protected from any harm lies Trentino, home to a thousands of years-long winemaking tradition. The forty-degrees warm summers in this province may surprise first-time visitors, given the dramatic terrain of the location, but you could tell that Trentino lies within a sweet spot by their legendary wines alone, without ever having been there in person to see this place in its full glory. This is further confirmed by their expertise and skill in producing a variety of excellent wines, able to enchant a diverse audience of connoisseurs. Trentino's vast pedigree has been traditionally most notable for its honey-perfumed, sparkling, Chardonnay-based wines and the classic style of their production. Besides the overachieving whites, Trentino offers a wonderful selection of red wines, made from indigenous Teroldego and Marzemino grapes, as well as some of the most renowned Bordeaux blends in Italy. Rich granite, earthy hues and unbelievably melty tannins are typical for this region. The options are many to choose from, though there's no need to limit oneself to sampling just one type of wine from this region.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
OWC No
Varietal Pinot Grigio
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