Full Review

Chaddsford

Chaddsford
2013 Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: .15%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.99

Chaddsford
2013 Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: .15%
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, curious, smoky aromas and flavors of pickled and grilled green tomatoes, matchstick, and hint of boiled potato with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, brisk grilled lemon and apple, nut skins and shells, and melon rind finish with crunchy, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A smoky, earthy pinot grigio for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, funky & savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled and grilled green tomatoes, matchstick, and hint of boiled potato
Taste Flavor: grilled lemon and apple, nut skins and shells, and melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Warm Goat Cheese With Toasted Nuts, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, earthy pinot grigio for the table.

The Producer

Chaddsford Winery

The Producer
632 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
USA
1 610-388-6221

Pinot Grigio

Wine Glass White.jpg
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.