LCBO Sale Wine of the Week: March 23

Gabbiano Promessa 2015 Pinot Grigio (Chianti, Italy)

Sale $11.45, Regular $12.95
Discount (until Mar. 26): $1.50
LCBO #77990 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Fresh and easy pear, apple, citrus. That’s all you need, really.
Pairs with: Light snacks and canapés, a little salmon on cream cheese, an onion tart, Bits and Bites, etc.
Good for: Tumblers. No need to put on airs here.
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now.

Why we're drinking this
Here’s a Grigio you needn’t be embarrassed to take to a party, especially a patio party or poolside gathering. OK, the weather isn’t quite there yet, but it’s coming. This is a suitably crisp white with alcohol leaning to the low side and a very dry flavour profile (just 2 grams of sugar per litre). Gabbiano is one of the most important producers in Chianti. Their whole medieval motif — see label — is genuine, and the castle on the property dates back to the 12th century. So there’s a fun fact to throw out while you're cracking the (very welcome) screw cap.

Tasting note
Light and delicate aromas of pear and citrus, with a touch of pineapple. Very dry and lightweight, with similar flavours along with fresh apple. Nicely textured and persistent. A very pleasant drinker on its own or with simple snacks and canapés. The epitome of cheap and cheerful—and nothing wrong with that!

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Gabbiano Promessa Pinot Grigio

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