This summer my palate has been on an adventure to discover Pinot Grigio that isn't bland, boring, and blah! Mission accomplished - I've been absolutely delighted with a few lovely wines that prove that Pinot Grigio, in the hands of talented and committed winemakers, can elegantly display flavor and finesse. One vino that I really enjoyed is Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2015 ($14.99); it is the antithesis of mediocre & mass-produced Pinot Grigio.
Luna Nuda means "naked moon" and is an ode to the mystical energy of the moon's influence on the vineyards. Produced by the 4th generation Giovanett family of Castelfeder Winery from grapes grown on their estate in the mountainous region of Alto Adige in northern Italy, Luna Nuda nakedly expresses the terroir and essence of the grapes. Aromatic with rich notes of green apples and pears, this dry and mineral-driven wine refreshes the palate with crisp flavors of apple, citrus, slate, and a touch of almonds - a beautiful taste of Alto Adige. Pair with moonlit nights, fun-loving friends, and light meals of fish and mild cheeses. Give Luna Nuda a swirl and say arrivederci to boring Pinot Grigio!