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DR Art of the Andes

DR Art of the Andes
2016 Pinot Grigio, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .03%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

DR Art of the Andes
2016 Pinot Grigio, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .03%
Bright gold color. Fruity aromas of dried peaches, dried canvas, lemon pith, and gravel with a crisp, dry full body and an effortless, interesting, carefree finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried peaches, dried canvas, lemon pith, and gravel
Taste Flavor: dried peaches, dried canvas, lemon pith, and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Serrano Ham, Fruit Stuffed Roasted Pork, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Highly Recommended

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.