|Friuli, in Italy’s northeast corner, is home to some of the most exciting (and sometimes experimental – note: Sant’ Elena Klodic on the shelf) Pinot Grigios being produced. Family-owned, the two Venica brothers Gianni and Giorgio follow the family’s philosophy to showcase site expression. “Jesera” in Slovenian, means “little lake” and here, is the name of the single vineyard site. Polished and elegant, the Jesera shows a texture not often found in Pinot Grigio, and delivers an astoundingly long finish. It will appeal to any wine lover, including confirmed PG lovers. Got a vocal anti-Pinot Grigio drinker in the crowd? We beseech you, blind them on this wine.
- Melissa Sutherland, Wine Buyer