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Wallaroo Trail

Wallaroo Trail
NV Bin 919, Pinot Grigio, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.49
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'2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $8 and Under'

Wallaroo Trail
NV Bin 919, Pinot Grigio, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe nectarine, grape leaves, lemongrass, grilled fennel, and white flowers with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying nuances of riverbed with no oak flavor. Great minerality and nuanced aromas lend this wine to gourmet seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe nectarine, grape leaves, lemongrass, grilled fennel, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of riverbed
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sea Scallops, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Great minerality and nuanced aromas lend this wine to gourmet seafood.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

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.