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Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate
2015 Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.00

Biltmore Estate
2015 Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
Pale emerald straw color. Fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of white peach, dried kiwi, and chamomile flowers with a gritty, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length sliced pineapple, coriander, lemon granita, and apple skin finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. Lush tropical fruits and zippy acidity give this pinot grigio staying power.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white peach, dried kiwi, and chamomile flowers
Taste Flavor: sliced pineapple, coriander, lemon granita, and apple skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Bánh Mì, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lush tropical fruits and zippy acidity give this pinot grigio staying power.
The Producer

Biltmore Estate Wine Co.

The Producer
One Approach Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
USA
1 828-225-6280
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.
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