2018 Ecaana Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie

2018 Ecaana Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie
Price: $9.99

Once the weather starts to warm up sales of Pinot Grigio wines begins to escalate.  This simple, refreshing style of wine from the northern regions of Italy is ideal for any warm weather outdoor activity.  Pinot Grigio pairs well with so many spring vegetable inspired dishes and also compliments cuisine featuring shellfish and grilled fin fish.  When considering Pinot Grigio wines for the store we often discuss the bitter almond and slightly harsh phenolic profile inherent with this grape, but the Ecaana is all about bright and refreshing fruit profile and shows no signs of harsh characteristics.  The focus here is on the freshly cut green melon, golden apple, Bosc Pear, and delicate notes of wet river stones.  This wine has spent plenty of time on the lees adding richness and rounded texture to the palate.  No oak to influence in this fresh and lively Pinot Grigio, just simple, drinkable, pairable, and delicious.