Full Review

Lunardi

Lunardi
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Lunardi
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of dried stone fruits, barrel whole grains, fish net, and waxy cheese rind with an light body and an odd, brisk wax paper wrapped apples finish. A very earthy and dry Pinot Grigio for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried stone fruits, barrel whole grains, fish net, and waxy cheese rind
Taste Flavor: wax paper wrapped apples
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Thai Green Curry, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very earthy and dry Pinot Grigio for the table.

The Producer or Importer

Terlato Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer
900 Armour Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
1 847-444-5500

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.