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Sonance

Sonance
NV Pinot Grigio, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .75%
Fair Trade Certified & Carbon Neutral
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.49
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Sonance
NV Pinot Grigio, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .75%
Pale straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of kiwi, apple, and nougat with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a captivating, medium-long finish manifesting notes of grilled peach and volcanic rock. A tasty pinot grigio with nice creaminess and delicate smoke.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: kiwi, apple, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled peach and volcanic rock
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Shrimp Brochettes, Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty pinot grigio with nice creaminess and delicate smoke.

The Importer

United Nations of Wine

The Importer
8 Royal Ascot Lane
Sandown, Sandton 2196
South Africa
27 11-884-3304

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.