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ONE LEAF

ONE LEAF
2016 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
Best Buy

ONE LEAF
2016 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Floral aromas of almond sponge cake, orange blossom syrup, and cantaloupe with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length apricot stone, hay, and lime zest finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. Perfumed aromas of orgeat dominate this pretty pinot grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: almond sponge cake, orange blossom syrup, and cantaloupe
Taste Flavor: apricot stone, hay, and lime zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mixed Nuts, Peach Panzanella, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Perfumed aromas of orgeat dominate this pretty pinot grigio.

The Producer

California Wine Cellars Inc.

The Producer
121-06 22nd Avenue
College Point, NY 11356
USA
1 718-321-2005

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.