Can’t believe it has been since November 15th of last year that we had occasion to enjoy this pinot grigio. This double dose was a great way to kick off our holiday and welcome our brother into town for the Memorial Day weekend. This grigio accompanied a delicious salmon, grilled to perfection on our deck, and coated with a barbecue and blueberry marinade. A little asparagus with browned butter and lemon on the side, together with baby potatoes, and voila you’ve got a treat.
We polished these bottles off over some good stories told around the patio and dining room tables, smiling plenty and enjoying the light, fruity bouquet. Grown in the northeastern “Tre Venezie” region of Italy, the 2010 actually blends pinot grigio (88.5%) and chardonnay grapes (11.5%). According to the winemaker, “This wine has a clear, straw yellow color, with light golden reflections. A low concentration of surmaturo grapes gives the wine tropical fruit notes that make this unique vintage truly exotic, with apple and pineapple aromas and flavors. The wine is light bodied, with a pleasantly soft palate and a long finish.”
All good stuff. And interesting to reflect back on our first occasion with the Ecco Domani and think about what the next one might hold.