Monday, 12 November 2012
Ogio Pinot Grigio 2011, Umbria, Italy - Tesco
Pleasant enough when well made, that it will fall out of favour is as sure as that it's currently overly-popular as the pub white of choice.
I actually rather like Pinot Grigio in general - when well-made, it has a thrilling acidity and racy minerality; it's just that it lacks the versatility to become a broadly classic or benchmark wine.
This Ogio Pinot Grigio is a pleasant quaffer with ripe orchard and melon fruit - the acidity is pleasantly citrussy and it is a distinctly easy-drinker,.
If it rather lacks depth or complexity, it at least goes down very nicely - nothing not to like here.
Match with the lightest of foods, or those needing a thirst-quenching accompaniment - garlic crostini with olive oil, soft white cheese or grilled plaice.
This bottle was given as a gift; it retails at Tesco for £9.99, apparently - which seems rather steep.
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Ogio - www.ogiowines.co.uk