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Cortenova

Cortenova
2015 Pinot Grigio, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Cortenova
2015 Pinot Grigio, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Pale straw color. Musty aromas and flavors of overripe peaches, sour cream, and hay with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy finish with notes of lemon spritzed melon rind, green apple, and dusty earth. A nice, light, citrusy pinot grigio that will work well at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Crisp & Lively, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: overripe peaches, sour cream, and hay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon spritzed melon rind, green apple, and dusty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Mushroom Spatzel, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, light, citrusy pinot grigio that will work well at the table.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.