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Candoni

Candoni
2016 Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
Best Buy
2017 Top 3 Best Pinot Grigio, 2017 Top 2 Best Italian White Wine

Candoni
2016 Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, honeycomb, limestone, and dried fruits and nuts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long raspberry pavlova, lime zest, and Turkish delight finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A beautiful, delicate, serious expression of pinot grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: apricot, honeycomb, limestone, and dried fruits and nuts
Taste Flavor: raspberry pavlova, lime zest, and Turkish delight
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Poached Fish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A beautiful, delicate, serious expression of pinot grigio.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

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.