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Armstrong Valley Winery

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Semi-Dry, Pinot Gris, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 1.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Semi-Dry, Pinot Gris, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 1.5%
Medium silvery amber color. Fruity, green, interesting, floral aromas and flavors of white grape skin, honeyed rice, peach pit and blossom, and apple sauce with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, breezy finish with notes of apple custard and nutskin with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A supple, of-dry pinot gris sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white grape skin, honeyed rice, peach pit and blossom, and apple sauce
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple custard and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Roast Turkey, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple, of-dry pinot gris sipper.

The Producer

Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
212 Rutter Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
USA
1 717-896-7700

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.