WHAT: Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio (white) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Alto Adige, Italy
WHY: While officially part of Italy, the Alto Adige in the southern Alps is apparently more Austrian culturally, as the name of this wine indicates. Pinot Grigio is often merely pleasant. If you want to see what the grape can really do, try this elegant Tyrollean beauty that is full, floral, inviting and balanced.
PRICE: 750 ml/$25.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets as of April 26 (product #937904)