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The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Aldige Pinot Grigio 2022 is a $9.99 Aldi exclusive and is part of the ten wine Specially Selected series of wines released in the fall of 2023. These are wines from top-rated growing regions worldwide being sold at bargain prices.
Alto Adige, in far northern Italy, is the home to the best Pinot Grigio in the world. Italy has over 300 different White wine varietals, each town has its distinct grape that is the pride of the region. Every time I am introduced to a new Italian White grape I am surprised by how good it is. With all these exciting White wine grapes how did Pinot Grigio become the only one to be a worldwide or at least an American success?
Around 1980 Terlato Wines imported Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio and built that brand to the point where in 2019 they sold 28.5 million bottles, according to their website.
The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2022 is from the same growing region, and while Santa Margherita sells for $16 to $24 the Aldi Alto Adige wine is $9.99. The Adige is a river and Alto is the heights above the river. Sloping ground in a river valley is often a great place to plant grape vines and is the perfect place for Pinot Grigio. You will also see Pinot Grigio from Val Aldige which is the river valley floor, the higher ground is the better place for vines.
This Pinot Grigio as a 2022 vintage is a young wine that is not intended to be cellared, drink this wine sooner rather than later, it will not improve that much in the bottle. The alcohol content is 12.5% due to the cool temperatures.
The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2022 Tasting Notes
The color is a hint of gold and a hint of green. The nose is grapefruit, green apple, peach, lime, pear, a little spice, a little tropical fruit, and a light floral edge. The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2022 is light to medium-bodied with an evolving array of flavors.
This Pinot Grigio tastes like a stew of peach, pear, lemon, and melon, with a little soft spice, and a splash of lime. The mid-palate shows grapefruit, faint stone fruit, and refreshing guava. The acidity is well-balanced it allows the flavors to unfold but does not bite.
- The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2022 delivers for $9.99.
- The flavors can change with every sip.
- This wine sips well and can be paired with seafood and white pasta.