Venica & Venica

Jesera Collio Pinot Grigio

8.9153 ratings
8.835 pro ratings
Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Pinot Grigio
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

Walked into a beautifully curated shop near Palm Springs, California & asked for their favorite current 20$ & under bottle, & this what I walked away with. Skin contact PG, so a distant cousin to its straight, flowery relations. The color is a remarkably pale gold, gorgeous. Iodine, marzipan, grapefruit on nose.On the palate almond skin, bitter orange zest, other dried citrus. Medium plus acidity & a not viscous texture ( in a good way). Quite inviting & accessible, like a Lopez de Heredia for beginners.

Walked into a beautifully curated shop near Palm Springs, California & asked for their favorite current 20$ & under bottle, & this what I walked away with. Skin contact PG, so a distant cousin to its straight, flowery relations. The color is a remarkably pale gold, gorgeous. Iodine, marzipan, grapefruit on nose.On the palate almond skin, bitter orange zest, other dried citrus. Medium plus acidity & a not viscous texture ( in a good way). Quite inviting & accessible, like a Lopez de Heredia for beginners.

Apr 15th, 2022
Shengli Hu

Cheese rind, briny salinity, and fresh white peach. Elevated acid and body.

Cheese rind, briny salinity, and fresh white peach. Elevated acid and body.

Dec 2nd, 2018
patrick

CEO/Partner Wine@ 52 degrees

9.1

killer!

killer!

Aug 18th, 2018
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.0

2011. Ripe peach aroma and long complex palate. I usually hate the flabbiness of this varietal but this has minerality and delivers well

2011. Ripe peach aroma and long complex palate. I usually hate the flabbiness of this varietal but this has minerality and delivers well

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

8.9

Great producers better known for Sauvignon. Almost pink from skin contact. A touch of RS and lush route fruit had me in Oregon. Cleanly made and tasty. Definitely not typical Pinot Grigio.

Great producers better known for Sauvignon. Almost pink from skin contact. A touch of RS and lush route fruit had me in Oregon. Cleanly made and tasty. Definitely not typical Pinot Grigio.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2018
Jordan Salcito

Sommelier/Wine Director Momofuku, Vintner Bellus Wines

9.3

All three of these wines showed beautifully yesterday! Venica's Pinot Grigio is a best of breed, as is La Distesa's Terra Silvate. Honored that Bellus 'Scopello' showed so well, too.

All three of these wines showed beautifully yesterday! Venica's Pinot Grigio is a best of breed, as is La Distesa's Terra Silvate. Honored that Bellus 'Scopello' showed so well, too.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
Jennifer Massolo

Always a great producer and this gives PG a good name.

Always a great producer and this gives PG a good name.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

7.9

Nose lacked on most everything. Notes of apple, pear, mushroom, and grass. The palate was weighty in an awkward way with really racy acidity. The finish was dull. No lift to speak of. #pinotgrigio #venica #collio #friuliveneziagiulia #italy #ctbucklinwine

Nose lacked on most everything. Notes of apple, pear, mushroom, and grass. The palate was weighty in an awkward way with really racy acidity. The finish was dull. No lift to speak of. #pinotgrigio #venica #collio #friuliveneziagiulia #italy #ctbucklinwine

Apr 27th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

Unique Pinot. Pink in color from CO2 recycling at Venica. Thanks Giampaulo.

Unique Pinot. Pink in color from CO2 recycling at Venica. Thanks Giampaulo.

Feb 7th, 2017
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.9

Beautiful PG. almond, very flavorful. Great expression of terroir. Fresh and complex finish

Beautiful PG. almond, very flavorful. Great expression of terroir. Fresh and complex finish

Jul 13th, 2016