Pullus Pinot Grigio

Review By Eric Tansey, CSW , Sommelier                                                                                                                            Let’s begin with the fact that this wine has a cool factor of 100! The Pulls Pinot Grigio is a very interesting wine that is perfect for the wine nerd in your life and at under $20, this wine is a must have for your wish list. This wine is a “blood in the water” color with a copper hue. This is because the grape varietal, Pinot Grigio, at ideal ripeness is actually a pinkish copper color versus the green or dark purple color of other varieties. During the wine making process, the wine maker for Pullus chose to allow the juice from the grapes to sit with its skins for a period of 10 to pinot_grigio73 hours. This allowed the wine to pick up some of the color from the skin as well as some other taste and texture characteristics. The time during which the wine sits on its skins is known as the maceration period.

The Pullus has powerful aromas of peach and apricot with hints of underripe watermelon. On the palate the wine has a light to almost medium body mouthfeel that is soothing and more like the consistency of tea. On the tip of the palate the wine has ripe pear and apricot characteristics that fade to underripe watermelon and underripe strawberry characteristics.  The finish delivers hints of dried raisins and prunes.

This wine is very complex and very exciting. Great food pairing wine that is delicious, unique, complex and intriguing. At this price point, I suggest picking up a few bottles. This wine will pair with any seafood, or chicken, with any good book or a Bob Ross episode. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW, Somm1

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90

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The Break Down

Dryness level
Stainless Steel Fermentation

Region – Stajerskra Slovenija

Producer- Pullus

Vintage – 2015

Varietal – Pinot Grigio

Alcohol – 13%

Oak – Unoaked with an extended maceration from 10 to 73 hours, followed by lees aging 

Vineyards –  The grapes were harvested from two different vineyards at two different maturing points.

Bottles made –  30,000 

Food Pairing – Mussels, fish, shrimp, crab cakes, seafood pasta, chicken, cucumber sandwiches


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