Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a fruity, floral Pinot Grigio from New Zealand
By Tony Aspler
Monkey Bay winery, a label of Nobilo vintners, specializes in bargain-priced, easy drinking wines. Jumping on the Pinot Grigio bandwagon, Monkey Bay has produced a 2011 wine that is more like an Alsatian Pinot Gris than the light Pinot Grigios of northern Italy. The 2011 vintage is coppery-straw in colour with a rich peachy, floral nose. It’s a mouth-filling wine with well-extracted, peach-flavoured fruit and citrus acidity.
Food match: Caesar salad
$13.95, LCBO #93666
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.