When I started drinking wine, I was not a fan of white varietals. As time moves forward and I keep trying, I am really liking white wines. There are times I even prefer a good dry white wine over a red. If you have never tried older white wine seek out and find them. The older whites are really pleasing. Many of them have nutty aromas.
Pinot gris or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning “gray” in French) but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning “pine cone” in French,could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden-yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine. The clone of Pinot gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot grigio.
Thin with a straw-gold hue.
Aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of floral, melon, apple, citrus.
Dry, light-bodied with balanced acidity. Rich creamy mid-palate flavors with a long finish.
How much: $22.00
Region/Appellation: California, St Helena
I rated the 2014 Benessere Pinot Grigio four glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.