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16 February, 2010

Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio Piave 2008–Wine Review

Comments : 4 Posted in : Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wine: Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio Piave 2008
Region: Trevino, Italy

The Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio Piave 2008 has very little color, which fits as it also has very little body.  There was no smell I could discern. The tanginess hits you first, followed by a very light melon flavor, perhaps casaba. As the tanginess comes back, the flavor becomes staunchly that of star fruit. Sugar seems to settle down at the end of each sip.

While it’s an interesting ride, the wine is pretty meh.

1 star

1 star

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

No Juice Boxes on the 2007 vintage

This Pinot Grigio reminded me of Carlo Rossi French Colombard that my under-age friends and I used to guzzle in high school, the daze when taste was secondary to quantity.  The Villa Sonia was very dry with little fruit character and I thought the finish was watery.  I really tried to like this wine and, with each grimacing sip, I searched and re-searched looking for a hint of some kind of fruit.  Even if this wine were three bucks, I still wouldn’t buy it again… No Thank You.

Two Guys Uncorked on the 2007 vintage

Jon: Mediocre

Light and crisp… I guess. There’s not much flavor to talk about. It tastes like a glass of ice water. A little bit of alcohol does a quick dance on the front of your tongue then an iron-y (as opposed to irony) minerality kicks in after you swallow. But there is really no distinct flavor to this bottle. It’s bland.

Ted: Buy

This is a light and refreshing Pinot Grigio. There is a hint of floral and fruit aromas, that lead up to a light body with a crisp, clean acidic finish. This wine is going to be great just by itself, cooling you off on a warm summers’ eve. Or enjoy it with some light pasta or fish dishes.

Reviewed 2.1.10.


4 thoughts on : Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio Piave 2008–Wine Review

  • TC
    August 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    We’ve just enjoyed the 2009 vintage. Fans of California or Australian whites, and to some extent French as well, will probably judge Villa Sonia’s Pinto Grigio Piave to be on the dry side, and may long for more of a sense of fruit. At the other extreme, those accustomed to the gloriously dry flintiness of good Central Italian whites such as Orvieto will surely find this a mite fruity. But this wine should be approached for what it is: a northeastern Italian Pinot Grigio situated in just about every way but geographically midway between California and Umbria/Lazio. It makes for a good chilled aperitivo, and as a table wine it doesn’t fight the meal with its fruit. As we’ve just experienced, it stands up to and nicely complements seafood dishes in rich sauce. Overall, a nice white with just enough depth for summer, and a good value.

  • September 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks for the comment, TC! You obviously have a good grasp of the varietals, and I’m intrigued by how well it went with your seafood. I think how you described it as midway between everything sounds about right. For me, that just didn’t provide enough on any end of the spectrum to make me want it again. But trying it with food sounds like it has potential.

  • December 2, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  • December 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Some of the older pictures are definitely out of date, and I need to update the links. Thanks!

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