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Peller Family Vineyards

Peller Family Vineyards
NV Pinot Grigio, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.53
Best Buy
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $8 and Under'

Peller Family Vineyards
NV Pinot Grigio, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Pale straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lime, dried pineapple, honey and honeydew melon, nut press, and wet stone with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish. A clean and effortlessly drinkable pinot grigio with great minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lime, dried pineapple, honey and honeydew melon, nut press, and wet stone
Taste Flavor: silky, interesting, medium-length
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and effortlessly drinkable pinot grigio with great minerality.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

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87 Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Malbec, Canada 14% (Canada) $6.80.
BR Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $6.80. - Bronze Medal
90 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 White, Okanagan Valley 12.4% (Canada) $11.73.
85 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 Rosè, Okanagan Valley 12% (Canada) $11.73.
90 Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12.2% (Canada) $22.75.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Pinot Grigio, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
86 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Sauvignon Blanc, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
BR Peller Family Vineyards NV Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53. - Bronze Medal
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $9.04.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $9.04.
89 Red Rooster 2017 Rare Bird Series Rosé, British Columbia 13.4% (Canada) $22.00.
90 Sandhill 2017 Rosé, Okanagan Valley 12.8% (Canada) $16.75.
88 Thirty Bench 2017 Small Lot Rose, Beamsville Bench 13.1% (Canada) $18.95.
87 Trius 2017 Rosé, Ontario 12% (Canada) $12.05.
BR Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No. 23, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00.
87 Waltzing Matilda 2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $16.75.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2018 No. 99 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12% (Canada) $15.75. - Bronze Medal

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.