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Terra d’Oro

Terra d’Oro
2016 Pinot Grigio, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.00

Terra d’Oro
2016 Pinot Grigio, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Fresh, inviting aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, underripe nectarine, and jasmine with a soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a breezy bitter almonds and cake batter finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A silky, effortless Pinot Grigio that is massively crushable.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit zest, underripe nectarine, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: bitter almonds and cake batter
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 silky, effortless Pinot Grigio that is massively crushable.
The Producer or Importer

Trinchero Family Estates

The Producer or  Importer
100 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 800-967-4663
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.
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