White pinot noir: not a hit

7 Jul

Or, more specifically, white pinot nero since it’s from Italy. My friend Yoko at Winestone had been in the hunt for this for a couple of years. Since she’s got better industry/distributor connections, all I could contribute to this was my encouragement and best wishes.

So let me tell you about Vercesi del Castellazzo Gugiarolo Pinot Nero Blanco straight away. It was funky. And not in a cool way. Kind of like higher-class Zima, with a similar fruity, over yeasted taste. Avoid, avoid, avoid. Pic to come to help you identify this.

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2 Responses to “White pinot noir: not a hit”

  1. emc October 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Wait, is this a varietal, or did they press the juice with no skin contact? It’s like the yeti – it must be thrilling to find, but ultimately smelly and annoying.

    • Melanie October 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

      Yeah, no skin contact. And yes, yeti-lke with a hint of Sasquatch.

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