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Giretto

Giretto
2016 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$4.99
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Giretto
2016 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas of lemon rind, summer peach, fresh orange, and garden grass with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length tart lemon sorbet and star fruit, white peach puree, shortbread, and chalk finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A lovely Pinot Grigio with zippy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon rind, summer peach, fresh orange, and garden grass
Taste Flavor: tart lemon sorbet and star fruit, white peach puree, shortbread, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shrimp Salad, Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely Pinot Grigio with zippy acidity.

The Producer

Broadland Wineries

The Producer
Chapel Street, Cawston, Norwich
Norfolk, NR10 4BG
United Kingdom
44 -1603872474

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.