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Jesera Collio Pinot Grigio

8.9202 ratings
8.948 pro ratings
Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Pinot Grigio
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8.9

The 2020 Pinot Grigio Jesera is savory and mineral in style, as crushed stone and flinty pear give way to nuances of incense. There’s a pleasant inner sweetness here, along with silky textures and cooling acidity that makes for a highly pleasurable sip, as the 2020 tapers off with medium length and spicy. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)

The 2020 Pinot Grigio Jesera is savory and mineral in style, as crushed stone and flinty pear give way to nuances of incense. There’s a pleasant inner sweetness here, along with silky textures and cooling acidity that makes for a highly pleasurable sip, as the 2020 tapers off with medium length and spicy. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)

Apr 22nd, 2022
Peter Sultan

Walked into a beautifully curated shop near Palm Springs, California & asked for their favorite current 20$ & under bottle, & this what I walked away with. Skin contact PG, so a distant cousin to its straight, flowery relations. The color is a remarkably pale gold, gorgeous. Iodine, marzipan, grapefruit on nose.On the palate almond skin, bitter orange zest, other dried citrus. Medium plus acidity & a not viscous texture ( in a good way). Quite inviting & accessible, like a Lopez de Heredia for beginners.

Walked into a beautifully curated shop near Palm Springs, California & asked for their favorite current 20$ & under bottle, & this what I walked away with. Skin contact PG, so a distant cousin to its straight, flowery relations. The color is a remarkably pale gold, gorgeous. Iodine, marzipan, grapefruit on nose.On the palate almond skin, bitter orange zest, other dried citrus. Medium plus acidity & a not viscous texture ( in a good way). Quite inviting & accessible, like a Lopez de Heredia for beginners.

Apr 15th, 2022
Shengli Hu

Cheese rind, briny salinity, and fresh white peach. Elevated acid and body.

Cheese rind, briny salinity, and fresh white peach. Elevated acid and body.

Dec 2nd, 2018
patrick

CEO/Partner Wine@ 52 degrees

9.1

killer!

killer!

Aug 18th, 2018
Adam Kincaid

Really stunning copper-finish color. So you know this is going to be a different take on PG. That's the way to my heart, btw. Diving in I get sharp mineral tones, pushing a creamy profile through, with nice pear and a tangy zest. Great finish.

Really stunning copper-finish color. So you know this is going to be a different take on PG. That's the way to my heart, btw. Diving in I get sharp mineral tones, pushing a creamy profile through, with nice pear and a tangy zest. Great finish.

May 23rd, 2018
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9.1

Luminous straw color. Intense, perfumed nose of apple, pear and lemon verbena, with a hint of tropical fruit emerging from the background. Then rich and suave with very good juicy cut to the pomaceous orchard fruit flavors. Much richer and denser than the average Italian Pinot Grigio. Finishes long and pure. Well done. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, May 2018)

Luminous straw color. Intense, perfumed nose of apple, pear and lemon verbena, with a hint of tropical fruit emerging from the background. Then rich and suave with very good juicy cut to the pomaceous orchard fruit flavors. Much richer and denser than the average Italian Pinot Grigio. Finishes long and pure. Well done. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, May 2018)

May 18th, 2018
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.1

Very Grigio. Almost pink-copper in color, and so flavorful. One of the best expressions of the grape, especially for the price. Will make you re-think the grape.

Very Grigio. Almost pink-copper in color, and so flavorful. One of the best expressions of the grape, especially for the price. Will make you re-think the grape.

5 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.0

2011. Ripe peach aroma and long complex palate. I usually hate the flabbiness of this varietal but this has minerality and delivers well

2011. Ripe peach aroma and long complex palate. I usually hate the flabbiness of this varietal but this has minerality and delivers well

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
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9.2

The 2019 Pinot Grigio Jesera has a pretty pink color with copper hues strewn throughout. It’s wonderfully fresh and lifted, showing white strawberry, apple, a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and hints of candied ginger. Silky textures flesh out across the senses, weightier than expected yet perfectly balanced by brisk acids, taking on a more savory persona, as notes of peach and melon give way to zesty exotic spices. There’s an almost-Asian peppery note here coupled with the wine’s inner florals that excites the senses. The Jesera really makes the case for skin-contact Pinot Grigio and will appeal to a broad range of palates. (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)

The 2019 Pinot Grigio Jesera has a pretty pink color with copper hues strewn throughout. It’s wonderfully fresh and lifted, showing white strawberry, apple, a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and hints of candied ginger. Silky textures flesh out across the senses, weightier than expected yet perfectly balanced by brisk acids, taking on a more savory persona, as notes of peach and melon give way to zesty exotic spices. There’s an almost-Asian peppery note here coupled with the wine’s inner florals that excites the senses. The Jesera really makes the case for skin-contact Pinot Grigio and will appeal to a broad range of palates. (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2021
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

8.9

Great producers better known for Sauvignon. Almost pink from skin contact. A touch of RS and lush route fruit had me in Oregon. Cleanly made and tasty. Definitely not typical Pinot Grigio.

Great producers better known for Sauvignon. Almost pink from skin contact. A touch of RS and lush route fruit had me in Oregon. Cleanly made and tasty. Definitely not typical Pinot Grigio.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2018