Pinot grigio (or gris) is Summer in a bottle. It's the perfect 'hammock swinging' wine, and it is sooooo popular that many Aussie wineries make a pinot grigio these days, but here is one from the home of pinot grigio - Italy. There is no oak in this baby, and the nose flaunts with aromas of nashi pears, red apples and honeysuckle florals, whilst the palate is crisp, dry and steely with citrus acidity and a long, dry finish. Just needs a nice piece of grilled fish to set it off.
Single vineyard Pinot Grigio from the Grave del Friuli – major yeild reduction and meticulous grape selection have created a very classy wine. Several different yeasts have been used, combined with partial malolactic fermentation, and a long resting on noble lees. No oak. Straw yellow. Nose, inviting. Complex, flowers, apple, pear. Taste, fresh, very long finish. Beautiful mineral overtones from the gravelly soils. 2013 vintage the best I can remember.