Sunday, November 1, 2009

2007 Sartori Pinot Noir Provincia Di Pavia IGT

No offense.

Pinot Noir is a tough grape to grow. Tougher to make into good wine. And even more difficult to make a profit on.
So, when someone comes to market with a $10 Pinot, well, you can't not try it.

Typically produced in Burgundy, Oregon, California, and New Zealand, this fickle little beast has drawn much deserved attention in recent years. So much so that lesser known origins of the grape, like Italy, have jumped into the game. Some to great triumph and others, well...
There is nothing offensive about this wine. Which is about the nicest thing that can be said about any $10 Pinot on the market today. There's nothing terribly attractive about it, either. Then again, it's not as though shelves are crowded with Pinot Noir in this price bracket these days. Which is a shame.

Anyway, not a whole lot more to say about this wine.

Rating: Props for making an unoffensive $10 Pinot.