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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2014 "Doctoressa di Lago", Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.0%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.00
Best Buy

Zonte’s Footstep
2014 "Doctoressa di Lago", Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.0%
Silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of peaches, lemon verbena, and lime leaf with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, stimulating, long nectarine, Meyer lemon sorbet, lime, and nougat finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. A sensational flavorful and delicious pinot grigio.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & crisp & lively
Aroma Aroma: peaches, lemon verbena, and lime leaf
Taste Flavor: nectarine, Meyer lemon sorbet, lime, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sensational flavorful and delicious pinot grigio.
The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83
Pinot Grigio
Wine Glass White.jpg
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.
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