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Cavaliere d’Oro

Cavaliere d’Oro
2017 Pinot Grigio, Valdadige D.O.C.

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

Cavaliere d’Oro
2017 Pinot Grigio, Valdadige D.O.C.

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Pale gold color. Aroma of apple pastry with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy light caramel and sea salt finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A silky, easy drinking white for anytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: apple pastry
Taste Flavor: light caramel and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, easy drinking white for anytime sipping.

The Producer or Importer

Treasury Wine Estates

The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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Regional Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
As Pinot Grigio has become such a sales phenomenon, producers in many regions if Italy have begun to produce this wine. The most famous examples are from cool regions in the north, such as Alto Adige and Friuli. Examples from here have very good acidity and more pronounced aromatics of ripe apple, pear and yellow flowers.

Examples from other slightly warmer regions such as Tuscany and Umbria are pleasant wines, yet display only modest perfumes and are often rather light and one-dimensional. It is definitely in one's favor to seek out Pinot Grigio from the cooler regions from Italy's north.

Enjoy these wines from two to three years of age' do not age them any longer, except in rare instances. These are best paired with lighter seafood, risotto and salads.