Full Review

Giò

Giò
2017 Pinot Grigio, DOC Delle Venezie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.99

Giò
2017 Pinot Grigio, DOC Delle Venezie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, and melon rind with a silky, bright, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A breezy Pinot Grigio that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon, pear, and melon rind
Taste Flavor: lemon, pear, and melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy Pinot Grigio that goes down easy.

The Importer

Bottle Diplomacy

The Importer
PO Box 5207
Vacaville, CA 95696
USA
1 -415-624-7646

Their Portfolio

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.