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 Another hearty Pinot Grigio
Continuing our Wine Focus month on Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio of exceptional quality and style, we find a winner from Northeastern Italy.
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 La Cadalora 2006 Pinot Grigio Vallagarina ($17) Fresh and complex, ripe fruit and subtle earth in a fine Pinot Grigio.
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Another hearty Pinot Grigio

Continuing our Wine Focus month on Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio of exceptional quality and style, we find a winner from Northeastern Italy.

Today's tasting, La Cadalora 2006 Pinot Grigio, comes from the Vallagarina region in the lower, relatively mild southern end of Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige. It is made in the village of Santa Margherita, a community that gives its name to a popular and much more pricey Pinot Grigio. Frankly, I would rather have this one.

Fresh and complex, with ripe citrus fruit and subtle earth, ample acidity and medium body, it's a fine Pinot Grigio. You'll find my tasting notes below.



La Cadalora 2006 Pinot Grigio Vallagarina ($17)

La Cadalora

Clear straw color. Fresh and complex white fruit, honeydew melon and lemon curd, with a subtle earthy back note reminiscent of fresh porcini mushrooms. Good fresh citrus notes in a tart, medium-bodied flavor, crisp and clean in a very long finish. U.S. importer: Vintner Select of Mason, Ohio, and other regional importers; a Marc de Grazia selection. (June 16, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: A fine match with a simple thick natural pork chop.

VALUE: This local price is on the high side, but it's not unreasonable in the middle to upper teens.

WHEN TO DRINK: Best enjoyed relatively young and fresh. Drink up over the next year or so.

WEB LINK: The informative La Cadalora Website is available in Italian and English; click the Italian or British flag icon for the language of your choice.
http://www.lacadalora.com/

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