Voga Pinot Grigio

We eat with our eyes, and shop with them too.  A lot of fuss has been made online about the shape of this bottle.  Well the bottle is cute, and reminds me of VOSS Water from Norway, which if you like trends than this is right up your alley.  However, I’m more interested in what is in the bottle, as you should be too.  I had major issues with this wine, so much so that I had to pickup a second bottle and recruit two regular wine drinkers (thanks Dana & Lauren) to provide a second opinion.
Seeing as the bottle is very non-traditional, I was surprised to find a stopper in it.  This was just the beginning of what was becoming an awkward experience.  The next item at issue was the smell.  Pinot Grigio is known for a subtle, slightly floral or citrus leaf scent.  The key to that last sentence was the word ‘subtle’.  I was greeted by an aggressive burnt wood scent, which seemed to be competing with Lemon Pledge.  My volunteer tasters both noted the strange aroma, and were somewhat baffled by it.  Finally we tasted.  The first sip was, shall we say…unpleasant.  But, this is where things begun to change.  The second and third sips improved to the point where the wine became enjoyable.  To describe the first sip, we settled on comparing it to the aftertaste of eating a sour candy, which to some isn’t always a bad thing.

We are careful when we encounter a wine that doesn’t live up to our expectations, especially those receiving a lot of media attention, but this just isn’t a winner in our books.  Especially for the price.

Your thoughts and comments on this wine are much appreciated!

Tip: chill well
At a Glance
Taste green apple, lemon, citric acid
Smell burnt wood, chemical
Food seafood
Sweetness off dry
Price $13.50
LCBO# 669226
Voga Pinot Grigio

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