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Candoni

Candoni
2017 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

Candoni
2017 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Straw color. Aromas of melon, dried apple, pistachio, potpourri, and dried peach with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length aspen leaf and celery salt finish. A classic Italian pinot grigio for purists.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: melon, dried apple, pistachio, potpourri, and dried peach
Taste Flavor: aspen leaf and celery salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A classic Italian pinot grigio for purists.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Their Portfolio

85 Candoni NV Brut, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.99.
86 Candoni 2015 Buongiorno Primitivo Syrah, Puglia IGP 13.5% (Italy) $12.99.
88 Candoni 2015 Merlot, Venezie IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
88 Candoni 2015 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC 12% (Italy) $10.99.
90 Candoni NV Brut, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.99.
90 Candoni 2016 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC 12% (Italy) $11.99.
83 Candoni 2013 Elviana Red Wine, Veneto IGP 13% (Italy) $12.99.
91 Candoni NV Elviana Rosé, Veneto IGP 12% (Italy) $14.99.
88 Candoni 2015 Merlot, Delle Venezie IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
89 Candoni 2015 Buongiorno Red Blend, Puglia IGP 13.5% (Italy) $14.99.
88 Candoni 2016 Pinot Noir, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
93 Candoni 2016 Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
84 Candoni 2016 Chianti DOCG 12.5% (Italy) $12.00.
89 Candoni 2015 Elviana Red Blend, Veneto IGP 13.5% (Italy) $12.00.
88 Candoni 2016 Merlot, Venezia DOC 13% (Italy) $12.00.
88 Candoni 2017 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT 13% (Italy) $12.00.
83 Candoni 2016 Buongiorno Organic Red Blend, Terra Siciliane IGT 13% (Italy) $14.00.
88 Candoni 2017 Organic, Merlot, Tre Venezie 13% (Italy) $14.00.
88 Candoni 2017 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $14.00.
89 Candoni 2018 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
86 Candoni 2018 Pinot Noir, Provincia di Pavia IGP 13% (Italy) $12.99.
91 Candoni 2016 Elviana Red Blend, Veneto IGP 13.5% (Italy) $12.99.
90 Candoni 2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC 13% (Italy) $12.99.

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.