Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato Friuli Colli Orientali 2017
Not all Pinot Grigios are created equal, and some of them are even pink. As many of you know, Pinot Grigio grapes actually have a pinkish tint. Through a process called ramato, the Pinot Grigio grapes spend some extra time in contact with the skins which changes the phenolic feel of the wine in the mouth, adds a little punch to the mid palate and, depending on the length of the contact, imparts a pinkish hue to the wine itself. There aren’t a lot of folks that do it this way and it takes a certain level of talent to pull it off. But done right, it is a delicious, distinctive take on the varietal that most folks haven’t tried. Definitely for adults, the Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato Friuli Colli Orientali 2017 ($22.99) is a marvelous example of this style. Who knew Pinot Grigio could be this interesting?
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