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Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio Jesera 2019 w1

ArgentinaMarsanne, RoussanneThe NYT mentions this winery's Garnacha (cheers to using the Spanish spelling) but we have their delicious white wine. A blend of Roussanne and Marsanne, the label just mentions the Marsanne. Why? Because there is so little Roussanne in Argentina that it is not yet registered with the national wine bureaucracy, so they can't print it on the label. In any case, we kinda hated the cultural appropriation (what makes this wine a Geisha?) but we adored the wine. A percentage of this wine is aged under flor (like sherry) and it needs a lot of air to show its best. When it opens up it is immensely complex and persistent. Notes of stone fruits, ripe citrus, melon, pear, flowers and spice are mercurial and engaging, while the palate is firm and dry, with citrus prominent on the finish.
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