With its ‘Classics’ range M&S set out to produce wines which are the epitome of a grape, blend or region. It includes repackaged wines from existing suppliers as well as new wines that buyers had to go out and hunt down. Sue Daniels set out “to find and redefine those lovely well-known regions and iconic grape varieties.” I like this idea very much; at wine tastings – especially blind ones – I don’t really want quirky surprises. This wine is unmistakably Pinot Grigio and at £7 is good value and far better than many of the insipid Pinot Grigios at this price.
Tasting notes: Its appearance is pale lemon in colour. Citrus & orchard notes on the nose. Well balanced. Medium finish. Not especially intense. Some complexity on the palate; pear, citrus and stone fruit flavours. Short to medium finish.
Region of Origin – Venezie
Wine Colour – White
Price – £7
Where do I get it from? Marks & Spencer
Current Vintage – 2019
Grape – Pinot Grigio
Country – Italy
Verdict – Good wine for a bargain price
Food Pairings: This would work well with pizza, salads and grilled fish dishes. We had it with Spaghetti Carbonnara and it worked brilliantly. You can compare this with many other Pinot Grigios reviewed on this site – put ‘Pinot Grigio’ into the search box on the ‘Home’ page or click the ‘Pinot Grigio’ tag below.