Today, I review a wine that I have been eyeballing for some time now: Voga Pinot Grigio. I’m not even going to pretend that this isn’t for any reason other than the fact it is a cylinder of wine. Not a bottle shape…a cylinder. Straight to the top where the screw cap is located. So, time to get started.
Name: Voga Pinot Grigio
Varietals: Pinot Grigio
Producer: Voga Italia
Region: Northern Italy
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First off, the most important thing about this wine so far…IT’S A CYLINDER! I really don’t know why this is such a big deal to me, but I like the fact that it is packaged this way. Clear bottle, big black screw on top. It just looks cool. So I decided to take the cap of to pour a sample.
I feel betrayed. I was hoping for some really cool, modern pouring mechanism to be part of this packaging but instead I get regular pour spout with a cork that damn near took the wrath of God to remove. My dream of modern cylindricalism was torpedoed by a normal wine bottle in disguise.
Though sad, I carried on to look at the color. Like my excitement about reviewing a “normal bottle” now, the color was dull. Specifically dull yellow, but it had great clarity. So that was nice…
The nose had a lot of apple upfront with some pear notes after I got used to the apple. It also smelled like it was going to be acidic. I sort of got a sting on the nose when smelling it. Now to taste it:
I remember…a bright flash of light right after this wine touched my tongue. The pain of a thousand suns burning through my helpless taste buds as they took the impact of something which they could not avoid. The acid in this wine is high…really high. The acid in Voga is so high that I am pretty sure my teeth dissolved. The acid in Voga is so high that the rain on Venus became jealous. The acid in Voga is so high, that if it had it’s own tour bus, then it would be passed like it was standing still on the highway by both Willie Nelson’s and Snoop Dogg’s tour buses.
Oh, I also caught it had a clean finish with some apple notes.
Rating: Never Again
First off, Voga screwed with my interest to learn what is under the cap, only to disappoint me. Second, why does the cork have to be that hard to remove? Seriously! Third, I would probably rate this wine as an entirely new kind of varietal: Acid. If you like drinking a substance that can dissolved an iron nail faster than your gastric juices, then this is the wine for you. If not, then please look on this site for a good Pinot Grigio, such as the Chloe or the Rapido White.
Have you tried Voga? Am I being too harsh? Have you used it to clean the battery on your car? Leave a comment in the section below!