In Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine, Mark Oldman says this about Pinot Grigio:
"Imagine a new drink that approximates a glass of ice water with a wedge of lemon. It is made in Italy and adorned with a fancy label. We'll brand this hypothetical beverage Lemonico. Well, Lemonico comes pretty close to Pinot Grigio, the safety-blanket wine loved by millions of Americans."
We think Oldman is being a little unfair, don't you? But does Bortoluzzi Pinot Grigio pass the Lemonico test? Is it better than Lemonico?
Bortoluzzi is not as lively as La Tunella, but it's not as bland as Lemonico either. This is a decent Wednesday night wine, not spectacular but serviceable and a good buy at $9.99. Good to have around and great with food.
Wine Spectator consistently rates Bortoluzzi Pinot Grigio in the high 80s.
Bortoluzzi Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia 2009
Description from PLCB web site
PLCB Code: 32292
Compare to prices on wine-searcher.com: (Avg $16, Min $14, Max $17)
Availability in Pennsylvania:
Region: Italy > Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio
Alcohol Content: 13.5%