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2011 Terre di Terrossa Pinot Grigio & Soave Half Case

Pinot Grigio • Garganega • Northeast Italy • White Wine

Sale expired on October 12, 2012
Taste a favorite wine style of Veneto locals: Two fresh, quaffing whites from Northeast Italy

This offer's wines:

3 x 2011 Terre di Terrossa Pinot Grigio

3 x 2011 Terre di Terrossa Soave

If you have ever had the fortune to vacation in Northern Italy, you may have noticed that Italians don't drink Pinot Grigio. You may even be hard-pressed to find a bottle poured in Venice's cafés, just minutes away from the plentiful Pinot Grigio vineyards of the Veneto. Why?

Well, the planting of Pinot Grigio gained popularity because of the ever-increasing demand of exports markets – the US being No. 1. And it's no wonder; this light-bodied, refreshing and versatile wine is an all-around crowd-pleaser.

Northeast Italy does, however, have its own locally sipped Pinot Grigio equivalent: Soave ("swah-vay"). Soave is a white wine named after a small region east of Verona, made from the native Garganega grape. Its wines tend to be richer on the palate and more aromatic than Pinot Grigio, but it still retains a lovely freshness and – particularly in the case of today's offer – a mineral vibrancy that makes it refreshing and enjoyable.

Terre di Terrossa wines are produced from vineyards at the foothills of the Terrossa district, which is composed of volcanic and clay soils that are rich in red minerals. These soils give the wines their wonderful freshness and mineral elegance. The vines are kissed by plenty of sunlight, which gives the resulting wines ripe fruit aromas.

I have tasted my fair share of Pinot Grigio and Soave, and I've found that Terre di Terrossa delivers the most flavorful and bright wines at the best price. So if you like to stock your wine pantry with Pinot Grigio, try this mixed half case and discover a wonderful version of a familiar grape, along with an Italian standby that may become a new favorite.

Tasting Notes
2011 Terre di Terrossa Pinot Grigio
This bright Pinot Grigio displays notes of citrus, Anjou pear and honeysuckle on the nose. Flavors of white peach, pear and apple skins intermingle and become more prominent as the wine warms in the glass. It offers much more extraction of flavor and weight than your typical Pinot Grigio and finishes clean with a touch of fruity sweetness. Drink this with a variety of light salad dishes, such as a pear and walnut salad.

2011 Terre di Terrossa Soave
Aromas of lemon curd, baking spice and coriander jump out of the glass. The palate offers cantaloupe, pear, a touch of white pepper and mineral undertones. There's a bit more complexity and weight on the palate, enabling this wine to stand up to more serious fish dishes as well as a raw seafood assortment.

—Nicole Niebisch

Nicole Niebisch has worked in the wine industry for the past decade. She started in New York restaurants as a sommelier and, prior to joining Lot18, spent five years working for Folio Fine Wine Partners, an importer and producer of wines from several of the world's top regions. Nicole holds certificates from the Society of Wine Educators and the American Sommelier Association, and the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Read more about Nicole here, or follow her on Twitter.

2011 Terre di Terrossa Pinot Grigio

Tasting Notes

This bright Pinot Grigio displays notes of citrus, Anjou pear and honeysuckle on the nose. Flavors of white peach, pear and apple skin intermingle and become more prominent as the wine warms in the glass. It offers much more flavor and weight than your typical Pinot Grigio, and it finishes clean, with a touch of fruitiness. Drink this with a variety of light salad dishes; a pear-and-walnut salad would be stellar.

2011 Terre di Terrossa Soave

Tasting Notes

Aromas of lemon curd, baking spice and a hint of coriander jump out of the glass. The palate offers cantaloupe, pear, a touch of white pepper and mineral undertones. There's a great deal of complexity and weight on the palate, enabling this wine to stand up to more serious fish dishes as well as a raw seafood assortment.


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