Full Review

White Pine

White Pine
NV Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

White Pine
NV Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
White gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of honeyed musky peaches, apple yogurt, and damp earth with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, buoyant roasted lemon, clementine, melon, and gherkin finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A refreshing pinot grigio with a nice savory character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & savory
Aroma Aroma: honeyed musky peaches, apple yogurt, and damp earth
Taste Flavor: roasted lemon, clementine, melon, and gherkin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad, Fish & Chips, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing pinot grigio with a nice savory character.

The Producer

White Pine Winery

The Producer
317 State St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
USA
1 269-281-0098

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.