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Belle Ambiance

Belle Ambiance
2015 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .58%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
Best Buy
'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under'

Belle Ambiance
2015 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .58%
Bright golden straw with an color. Nutty, creamy aromas and flavors of cashew and sesame nougat, peach yogurt, flan, and chalk with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, spiced apple and kiwi, nectarine, and white strawberry finish with no oak. A rich, round pinot grigio that evinces some flavor-infusing skin contact.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cashew and sesame nougat, peach yogurt, flan, and chalk
Taste Flavor: spiced apple and kiwi, nectarine, and white strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Gyros, Aged Gruyere Mac and Cheese, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, round pinot grigio that evinces some flavor-infusing skin contact.

The Producer

Delicato Family Vineyards

The Producer
455 Devlin Rd. Suite 112
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-265-1753

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.