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La Bastarda Pinot Grigio

My experience with pinot grigio has been hit and miss. And when it comes to pinot grigio under $10 per bottle it is more often a miss than a hit. I would also say that wines with kitschy branding are more often misses than hits.

With all of that bias to influence me I approached this wine with a fair amount of skepticism, but I was pleasantly surprised. Now mind you, it’s not a “sex in a glass” kind of wine but for the price it’s a reasonably good deal.

This wine is sold as a Terre Siciliane IGT wine, meaning it came from Sicily but not from any specific appellation on the island.

Honeysuckle, peach, pear, lemon and wet stone aromas give a nice nose to this wine. The palate is crisp and light offering lemon and green apple flavors with a salty minerality. The mouthfeel and the acidity are sufficient. The finish is a little quick, tangy and salty.

Wine: La Bastarda Pinot Grigio
Variety: Pinot grigio
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 12.5%
Rating: 84
Price: $9.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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Author

Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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