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NV Pinot Grigio-Grillo, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

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NV Pinot Grigio-Grillo, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Emerald straw color. Green, citrusy aromas and flavors of baked peach and lemon, hint of grassy herbs, and pepper with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy finish that shows notes of underripe apple, cream, nutskin, and leaf with leafy, grippy tannins. A pleasant dry white with a grippy finish for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: baked peach and lemon, hint of grassy herbs, and pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of underripe apple, cream, nutskin, and leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Trout, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant dry white with a grippy finish for the table.

The Importer

Lost Vineyards

The Importer
1175 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
USA
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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.