Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio Collio Jesera 2010
The natural copper color extracted with maceration is the signature of this wine and its richness reminiscent of Williams pear, banana, and Acacia flowers wrapped in a slight scent of fresh apricot. Intriguing taste with pleasant flavors of pear syrup and quince peels. Good acid/alcohol balance with a long fruity finish. Food match: eggs and asparagus, gnocchi with pumpkin and ricotta, risotto with 'sclopit' (wild herbs). Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate).
hard to describe this one. Not dry or sweet or fruity or buttery. Did not do the pineapple/grapefruit/citrus overtone that could make Pinot Grigio too sharp. That said, caught a lot of fruit flavors including pear and banana (nose had a lot of banana) without being sweet and a very creamy taste and finish overall (creamy and smooth, not buttery). Very nice finish. Antonio Galloni writes in Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Grigio Jesera is very nicely done. A rich, textured fabric of varietal fruit caresses the palate in this generous, expansive white. For the first time I note a slightly more intense shade in the color here, suggesting that Venica is following the increasingly popular retro trend of giving the Pinot Grigio a little bit of contact on the skins. This is a very pretty showing from Venica. A clean, poised finish gives the wine its sense of balance and harmony. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015."
External Reviews for Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio Collio Jesera
The 2010 Pinot Grigio Jesera is very nicely done. A rich, textured fabric of varietal fruit caresses the palate in this generous, expansive white. For the first time I note a slightly more intense shade in the color here, suggesting that Venica is fo... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Gris wine from Friuli in Italy. 2010 Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio Jesera 750ml