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Staff Pick

Pinot Grigio, Abbazia di Novacella - 2015

Item # 15145 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

From high in the Italian Dolomites comes this delightful Pinot Grigio. With its signature notes of white fruits and flowers. The Abbazia di Novacella winery was founded by monks as a monastery in the 12th Century and naturally, monks and non-monks alike need their wine.

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Staff Pick Notes

The palates of many people have been jaded by Pinot Grigio. It is often viewed as a ubiquitous grape making the inexpensive, happy hour, ladies' night kind of Pinot Grigio that is totally fine, but certainly nothing to write home about. But this!! Abbazia di Novacella deserves a string of exclamation points, but I'll refrain because there is SO MUCH more to say. The estate ranks among the world's oldest active wineries. Grapes have been cultivated here since the 1100s. The vineyards are located on the steep slopes of the Dolomites, offering hot summer days, but cool nights that render mouth watering acidity in the wines. This is a serious Pinot Grigio with depth, power, and minerality (& this is just the entry level bottling). It may cost a bit more than others but when you taste it, you'll know EXACTLY why. Get out your postcards.


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