This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Mezzacorona Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio 2017

With Valentine’s day over and Family Day long weekend approaching (Woohoo!), we have a chance to break up the winter blues a bit. If you’re packing your bags and heading for a tropical vacation next week, congratulations! Enjoy the sunshine and bring some home for the rest of us! Everyone else, think of this as guided meditation: you are lying on a beach feeling the warmth of the sun and hearing the crash of the waves. Through your sunglasses you see a server approaching with your order in hand, a perfectly chilled glass of Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio 2017. You say thank you as your glass is passed and you take your first sip, a perfect complement to the sun, sand, and surf. Ahhhh…

Tasting Note: Bright acidity and rounded fruit flavours give Mezzacorona Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio 2017 a fuller style than many other Pinot Grigio wines. Citrus fruit, crisp apple and light pear combine with a mineral note to create a refreshing balance and make it an easy pairing with a wide variety of foods.

Enjoy With: Roasted poultry, pork chops and apple sauce, and fish dishes. It’s also a refreshing sip while relaxing on a beach (real or imagined) and soaking up the sun.

Style: A crisp, fruity and refreshing light-bodied white wine. 

Terroir / Region: The Dolomite mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) rise behind the vineyards which provide the grapes for Mezzacorona’s Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio. Although these mountains are filled with skiers in the winter, the wines made at their feet are what quenches the thirst of millions of Pinot Grigio fans all summer long. The cool climate helps the grapes maintain the refreshing acidity and light body that has made Pinot Grigio a summer craze year after year.

Producer: Mezzacorona has made an international splash with its Pinot Grigio wines, now exported the world over. The grapes are picked in two passes: the first to provide fresh fruity notes and the wine’s acidic structure, while the second picking brings riper fruit and a richer texture. Take a sip and taste the result!

Availability: Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio 2017 will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO on Saturday February 16, but a few stores may already have it on the shelf. Grab a bottle and pour a glass today to transport yourself into the sunshine!

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Price: $15.95

LCBO#: 528687

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 13.0% alc./vol.