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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2015 "Doctoressa Di Lago", Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.00
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Zonte’s Footstep
2015 "Doctoressa Di Lago", Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Brilliant silvery straw color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas of peach blossom, nectarine, yellow apple, and orange zest with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, captivating, quick yellow apple, peach, creek stones, and lemon finish with no tannins and no oak. Crisp, clean and refreshing, a no nonsense sipper for everyday enjoyment.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & lively
Aroma Aroma: peach blossom, nectarine, yellow apple, and orange zest
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, peach, creek stones, and lemon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Summer Melon Soup, Brook Trout, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Crisp, clean and refreshing, a no nonsense sipper for everyday enjoyment.
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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