The Wine: Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy, 2019
What we Tasted: Pineapple, peach, “pink Starburst Candy,” Grapefruit, Lychee, pear, cantaloupe, ginger, Jasmine, Lilly, “Circus Peanut Candy,” “touch of dried apple,” “Wet rocks”
What we Guessed: French Chenin Blanc, Italian Pinot Grigio, Australian Riesling
What Andy Guessed: Andy guessed Southern French Viognier. He has never correctly guessed Pinot Grigio though.
What we Thought: Overall, this one was a hit with our crew. “It’s very balanced” was one comment. “I like it for a white wine” was another. One taster said they would “order it again” if they had it in a restaurant.
"These are current staff favorites," says Brett Watson, Wine Buyer @MetroWines. "We are tasting wines that reflect the changing season, drifting into warmer days while nights remain cool."
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Louis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2019
"Field blend of 6 different Douro Portugal varietals made by a legend Louis Seabra. Close your eyes and imagine Portugese Burgundy at half the cost."
Domaine Suavette Les Gravouilles Gamay 2019
"What "not from Beaujolais" 100% Gamay should taste like. Made as true to the land as possible and 8 days of Carbonic makes this as fresh and energetic as a new puppy playing in the backyard!"
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