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Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2018 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99
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Polvaro Tenuta
2018 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of sponge cake, almond syrup, white peach, and spring florals with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish displaying elements of gala apple, white tea, melon, and young peas with no oak flavor. A spot-on classic Pinot Grigio that offers a beautiful expression of the varietal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: sponge cake, almond syrup, white peach, and spring florals
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of gala apple, white tea, melon, and young peas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on classic Pinot Grigio that offers a beautiful expression of the varietal.

The Producer

Tenuta Polvaro

The Producer
Via Polvaro 35
Annone Veneto,
Italy

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.