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Torrea del Sale

Torrea del Sale
2015 Pinot Grigio, Pavia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Torrea del Sale
2015 Pinot Grigio, Pavia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .4%
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted yeast, dried grass, lemon pith, and peach pits with a crisp, dry full body and a complex, relaxed finish with earthy, leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak. Nice subtle flavors came on with a bit of air.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: toasted yeast, dried grass, lemon pith, and peach pits
Taste Flavor: complex, relaxed
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice subtle flavors came on with a bit of air.

The Producer

Alma Wines

The Producer
2100 Salzedo Street, Suite 303
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 305-3350667

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.