Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva 2006
The Mezzacorona winery avails over the most modern oenological equipment available today. The winery is used for collecting the grapes produced by the 1.300 growers and for vinifying the grapes according to the company’s 100% single varietal philosophy. The Mezzacorona winery is the perfect example of excellence in wine production. Vinification occurs in steel tanks at controlled temperature. The whole process is constantly looked over by the team of oenologists which manages the fermentation and organic evolution, the pumping over and the ageing of the wine. The steel tanks, casks, barrels and bottling lines are extremely sophisticated and are a symbol of oenological excellence.
Sour grassy aroma, with wet hay and wool, and mango. Very light body, but the butteriness holds it together, giving it good length.
Oak and apple aromas. Flavors of honey, slightly floral, lightly oaked wine with medium acidity and a finish of baked pears.
citrus, lemon, grapefruit characteristics with small hints of vanilla. Some oak on the finish. Interesting, rounder quality unlike other Pinot Grigios I've drank
Soft lemon mineral nose. Moderate acidity, bready, soft. Not much of a standout to me.
Round, buttery nose with a strikingly emollient feel. Very oaky for a Pinot Grigio. Creamy finish on key lime pie. Too soft, buttery and dominated by the oak for me.
The nose was very peachy and rich, with a smooth mouthfeel and dry spicy finish.
A Pinot Grigio wearing Chardonnay drag. It's weird. There's mango and lemon and butter up front. I assumed it was a ruse, a bait & switch to something more reserved in the mouth. But it just gets fruitier, creamier, even more specific: mandarin oranges, grapefruit, sun-baked blades of St. Augustine.