ELENA WALCH Pinot Grigio 2016

(Alto Adige, Italy) $17

I’ve often thought that pinot grigio is like a white T-shirt—everyone needs one, but in terms of character, it’s serviceable at best. Elena Walch’s pinot grigio is different; it’s pinot grigio with a brain. Minerally, refreshing, and with just the right edge of lively flavor, it’s the kind of wine you can drink and drink. (I drink it on weekend afternoons when I’m cooking). Elena Walch and her daughters have won dozens of awards for their artisanal wines, all of which are from Alto Adige on the Italian side of the Alps. This is their simplest wine. But even here, you can sense the hand of a woman who knows what she’s doing. (13% abv)

89 points KM

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