A Saturday evening at Restaurant Ambiente..the food being particularly good tonight... I took along a bottle of Schneider's Pinoir Noir 2005 for the main course....but the white was from the list of mainly Italian Wines. Alois Lageder has been producing fine wines for ages..always reliable whenever I have chosen them. His Chardonnay 'Löwengang' is worth searching out. The wine is 100% Pinot Grigio..a grape that can be safe..but boring..and available by the glass in many restaurants...but proving here..that it is capable of being more than a house wine type. The vintage was excellent..and these grapes were grown in Magré...Cool nights and 300 days of sunshine aren't a bad background to give any wine a chance.
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomiti 2007
Alto Adige, Italy
Straw coloured...a fresh bouquet..citrus fruit..with flowery aromas...peaches & melons..the palate shows a fuller style than expected...nicely balanced....elegant..and a lingering smokiness at the finish. A perfect accompaniment with a light dish of Tortelloni pasta.
The Schneider continues to impress..and was the liquid pleasure required by a Charolais Steak.