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Bota Box

Bota Box
2016 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .62%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.99
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top White Wine 3L Cask' Exceptional Value

Bota Box
2016 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .62%
Bright silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, nougat, and grass with an crisp, fruity light body and an engaging, medium-length finish imparting suggestions of yellow apple and sweet cream with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A spot on pinot grigio that delivers the tasty goods.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: nectarine, nougat, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of yellow apple and sweet cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Tuna Roll, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on pinot grigio that delivers the tasty goods.

The Producer

DFV Wines

The Producer
455 Devlin Road, Suite 201
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-265-1715

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.