WINE & SPIRITS (Summer Whites)
All of Italy was available to taste at the VinItaly fair in Verona this past April. And among all of the wines I tasted there, the one that has stayed with me the longest is a pinot grigio, the yet-to-be-bottled ’04 from LIS NERIS in Friuli. It has the spring scent of narcissus, as white as the chalk mineral character that sustained those fresh impressions of flowers. Tasted in the midst of thousands of Italians talking and gesticulating as they wandered past, the wine was substantive enough to make a lasting imprint in my memory. Pinot grigio can do that in this part of the world (….).
By Joshua Green