Tesco Finest Pinot Grigio, Cantina de Monteforte

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‘You get what you pay for.’ Not always with wine, I’m afraid. I saw an interesting clip on YouTube this week of some Dutch wine Vloggers who took 3Euro wine into a wine tasting and offered it to experts who pronounced it good and worth up to 80Euro a bottle… I’ve had plenty of disappointing, expensive wines and found a few diamonds in the rough. Tesco’s updated ‘Finest’ range is doing a good job of teaming up with good producers and releasing own-label wines that are interesting and reasonably priced. I’ve written elsewhere about the insipid nature of many Pinot Grigios, however this is good wine.

Tasting notes: This Pinot Grigio is from the Veneto region of Italy. Crisp, fresh flavours of citrus. A little complexity and length of finish – better than most supermarket offerings. Good value for money.

Wine Colour – White
Price – £8.50
Where do I get it from? Tesco
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Cantina de Monteforte
Grape – 100% Pinot Grigio
Region/Country – Veneto
Points – 90
Food Pairing: This would go well with the usual poultry and fish dishes – particularly a seafood risotto, as it has the fresh, citrusy acidity to cut through the creamy richness of the dish.

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