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Barramundi

Barramundi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Barramundi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Light straw green color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed dried apple and pear and fig jam on pumpernickel nut toast with a silky, soft, fruity medium body and a sleek, delightful, breezy finish manifesting notes of apple sauce, ripe nectarine, and nut brittle with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A round, robust and appetizing pinot grigio with juicy fruit and pin point balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: honeyed dried apple and pear and fig jam on pumpernickel nut toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple sauce, ripe nectarine, and nut brittle
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, robust and appetizing pinot grigio with juicy fruit and pin point balance.

The Importer

Qualia Wines USA

The Importer
1 805-318-1496

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.