Full Review

Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2017 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .55%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Polvaro Tenuta
2017 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .55%
Straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of juniper, lemon pepper, pistachio gelato, rambutan, and apple confection with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length finish displaying accents of candied lemon, pear fruit leather, and capers with no oak flavor. A very Italian pinot grigio that offers an authentic expression.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: juniper, lemon pepper, pistachio gelato, rambutan, and apple confection
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of candied lemon, pear fruit leather, and capers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very Italian pinot grigio that offers an authentic expression.

The Producer

Tenuta Polvaro

The Producer
Via Polvaro 35
Annone Veneto,
Italy

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.