Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ogio 2011 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT

A pop of tartness and a dash of minerality highlight this refreshing Pinot Grigio from Ogio. Ogio is an Italian brand that began with limited distribution in the US in 2006 and last year expanded to all major markets.
The delle Venezie appellation covers three northeast regions of the country, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Trentino-Alto Adige. This is an area known for exceptional white wines.
The Ogio Pinot Grigio is light straw in color and light in body. The wine is tart on the tongue with notes of citrus zest. There is a bone dry minerality. The flavor notes are subtle and this should be a great wine for a variety of foods, including seafood, salads and even spicy cuisine.
Ogio is a third-generation family winery but this Pinot Grigio also embraces the flair of modern Italy. This wine has more punch than a lackluster or fruity Pinot Grigio. The price is a very reasonable $12.99.
Full Disclosure: We received this wine as a marketing sample.
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