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Luisi

Luisi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Collio Bianco

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Luisi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Collio Bianco

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of apricot stone, lemon blossom, savory herbs, and jasmine with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, compelling, medium-length melon, twine, lemon zest, and antipasti finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A slightly savory Pinot Grigio packed with Italian terroir.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: apricot stone, lemon blossom, savory herbs, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: melon, twine, lemon zest, and antipasti
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Artichoke Fritters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly savory Pinot Grigio packed with Italian terroir.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
1310 2nd St
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-226-8300

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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.