Full Review

Bargetto

Bargetto
2018 ’s, Pinot Grigio, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Bargetto
2018 ’s, Pinot Grigio, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7%
Pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, grilled pineapple, toasted meringue, summer peach, and slate with a silky, crisp, dry light body and an even, intriguing, medium-long finish evoking nuances of honeydew melon and honeycrisp apple with no oak flavor. A food-friendly, mineral-driven Pinot Grigio that will be a hit with novices and enthusiasts alike.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd, grilled pineapple, toasted meringue, summer peach, and slate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of honeydew melon and honeycrisp apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly, mineral-driven Pinot Grigio that will be a hit with novices and enthusiasts alike.

The Producer

Bargetto Winery

The Producer
3535 N Main St
Soquel, CA 95073
USA
1 831-475-2258

Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Grigio – aka Pinot Gris – has become one of Italy’s most popular white wines in America. Popular to the point of Indian, Greek and even Spanish restaurants offering at least one version on their wine list.

Truth be told, while Pinot Grigio in Italy can be an excellent wine – though hardly great – the typical version has little to offer save for some faint aromas of apple, pear and dried flowers. As Pinot Grigio has become a commodity, there are now hundreds, perhaps thousands of producers across Italy (and even some in America) that produce a simple, uncomplicated version that has little complexity or weight on the palate- the ultimate summer sipper.

However, producers in cool climates such as Friuli, Alto Adige and Valle d’Aosta (where it is usually referred to as Pinot Gris) do make excellent version, generally from high elevation vineyards that have twenty or more years of age. These wines have plenty of spice as well as richness and offer impressive complexity. Pair these finer examples with vegetable or seafood risotto, lighter poultry or pork medallions.