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NV Pinot Grigio-Grillo, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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NV Pinot Grigio-Grillo, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of apple hand pie, frosted pear danish, and cream cheese frosting with a round, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, short honey-lemon hard candies finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A nice crusher for a hot summer day.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: apple hand pie, frosted pear Danish, and cream cheese frosting
Taste Flavor: honey-lemon hard candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice crusher for a hot summer day.

The Importer

Lost Vineyards

The Importer
1175 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
USA
1 585-343-3007

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.