Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio '11
A rich, deeply complex wine, Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio '11 is an incredible wine. At first glance, you'll notice a hint of green to the straw-yellow wine, a color that signifies that this wine comes from pale grapes, rather than the rich gray grapes that are more commonly grown. This wine is incredibly fruit-forward, with notes of peach and banana on the nose, as well as more subtle aromas of toasted hazelnuts, honey, and caramel. A rich flavor of ripe melon predominates at first, though as it nears the finish, the sweetness evaporates and you're left with a wine that's crisp and dry. This complex wine is perfect when paired with fish, though it's also bold enough to hold up to egg and poultry dishes.