Monthly Archives: March 2017

We’re sitting in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, and it’s almost 90 degrees outside.  Normally, after a round of golf in this weather, we’d have a cold beer or two.  But sometimes it’s nice to have a wonderful crisp white wine on a hot day.  And even nicer if you can avoid getting too dizzy too quickly.

Monte Campo Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie is just such a wine.  At 12% alcohol, it doesn’t bite too hard, and at about $8.00 U.S. this is a great buy! The writeup on the bottle says:

Mainly derived from Pinot Grigio grapes this crisp, white wine has a delightful fresh lemony nose and a dry flavor with a hint of smokiness. It may be served as an aperitif and also makes a good accompaniment to salads, seafood, chicken, cream-pasta dishes or Asian dishes.

We bought our wine at Feldman’s in McAllen, Texas. It might be available in other U.S. stores – and it was sitting right beside some other Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie wines in roughly the same price range.

He said: My initial taste is apple-y, but the finish is acidic and more in the citrus vein. It’s crisp, bold and refreshing.

She said: A keeper!  Once we’re in the US for longer periods of time, it will be a regular in the refrigerator!