Pizzini Pinot Grigio 2012 (King Valley, Vic)
11.7%, Screwcap, $18.50CD
2012 was a little tough in the King Valley, with a huge downpour near the end of vintage putting, well, a dampener on things. It wasn’t vintage destroying but it did make for leaner wines.
Thankfully early picking and Pinot Grigio go hand in hand.
A slightly reductive nose suggesting some quite anaerobic winemaking here. The green apples and softness through the middle is really quite pleasant though and entirely correct. This definitely wouldn’t look out of place in the Veneto. Raised acidity to finish and just a little broad but still pleasant.
Authentic Grigio if not exciting.
Score: 16.5/20 88/100
Would I buy it? If looking for an authentic simple Grigio this would be a fair pick.