2016 Movia Pinot Grigio
2016 Movia Pinot Grigio The Pinot Gris by Movia is afruity medium-bodied white wine from late harvested grapes, aged in barrique for 18 months. Perfumes of very ripe fruits and herbs animate a smooth, fresh well-balanced taste, with savory aromas. Notes of musk, baked apple, citrus and spice are warm and mysterious on the nose of this penetrating Slovenian Pinot Grigio. Intense and fruity on the palate, this has ripe apple and pear flavors, with layers of honey, dark flower, caramel and tea that add complexity.
Pinot Gris is an extremely complex wine with a strong yet balanced aroma. Young Pinot Gris is slightly fruity without any particular fruit note standing out; correctly processed wines exhibit a bitterish aftertaste when young. Pinot Gris ages well, mature wines develop a spicy flavor hinting at green walnuts.
If Ribolla and Exto represent flowers and fruits in our range then Pinot Grigio is completely different beast. Quite deep golden colour shows some age and development. Primary aromas have given place to notes of honey, honey suckle but this remains unmistakably Pinot Gris. Yes, some minutes are needed to get through all the layers and for all aromas to develop. It is dry on the palate with lovely complexity and depth of character. A touch tannins and lots of refreshing acidity, dandelion flowers, honeyed and raisiny, with very long finish.
Named for its grayish-hued skin, Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris) is the second most popular white varietal in the United States. Thought to be a mutation of the red Pinot Noir grape, Pinot Grigio is a staple of northern Italy’s wine regions, where its dry zestiness and refreshing acidity pair beautifully with seasonal pastas, cured meats, and salty cheeses.
In fact, Pinot Grigio is popular across the wine-growing world and, like its cousin Pinot Noir, it reflects the characteristics of its terroir in its flavor. German and Alsatian Pinot Gris is known for its steeliness, while New Zealand-grown Pinot Grigio can be very fruit-forward. No matter where it hails from, however, you’re sure to find a Pinot Grigio to suit your taste. To help, we’ve pulled together a list of the best we’ve tried in the past year — wines that received the highest scores in our wine reviews — and arranged them by score and price.