Full Review

Bordeleau

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 5, Pinot Grigio, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 5, Pinot Grigio, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
Light silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of water crackers and meringue with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, breezy finish with accents of watermelon rind and pink peppercorns with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean Pinot Grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: water crackers and meringue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of watermelon rind and pink peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Feta, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and clean Pinot Grigio.

The Producer

Bordeleau Winery

The Producer
3155 Noble Farm Rd
Eden, MD 21822
USA
1 410-677-3334

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.