I drink very little Pinot Grigio, but the 2018 Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio, at just 12% alcohol, was refreshing. It cost under $14, and scored a fine 15 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.

Citrus, lime, and some floral notes made this visitor from the delle Venezie region of Italy an enjoyable Saturday afternoon drink.


I would never try to age Pinot Grigio.; three years at most. They’re meant to drink very young. This one,  with lime and citrus flavors, was not thin. It was a fine Saturday afternoon drink.

When Pinot Grigio is over-cropped producing too many tons of grapes per acre, it becomes deluted. Most are. But this simple Vill Puccini  example was not the same, but close to the wines they made a decade ago.  In Vino Veritas.