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Clos du Bois

Clos du Bois
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .24%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99

Clos du Bois
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .24%
Pale straw color. Aromas of white strawberry, watermelon rind, and baby’s breath with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, breezy lemon pith, white tea, and yellow apple finish with no oak flavor. A quenching Pinot Grigio that is a solid go-to.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: white strawberry, watermelon rind, and baby's breath
Taste Flavor: lemon pith, white tea, and yellow apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Casserole, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A quenching Pinot Grigio that is a solid go-to.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines US

The Producer or  Importer
1265 Battery St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.