This wine blog contains my amateur reviews of wines that I have tried from around the world. Many of the reviews are based on a single bottle, which may or may not truly represent the wine. I welcome all comments. Cheers! Zum Wohl! Prost! Salud!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tomaiolo Pinot Grigio 2010
Tonight my wife made mussels with a saffron aioli sauce. An Italian Pinot Grigio by Tomaiolo was chosen for this dish. Unfortunately, for my taste, this did not work. Along with some fruity aromas, it also had a hint of rubbing alcohol. Additionally, the acidity was overbearing and the taste was more of a gasoline (I would guess) taste and a bitter back end. Italians are known for picking the Pinot Grigio grapes a little early so the acidity remains high. The alcohol was only 12% but it smelled and tasted a lot higher. The producer claims it has an apple blossom scent and flavor but I completely missed those. This would be a definite pass next time. For $9, what do you expect.