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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2017 Doctoressa Di Lago, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.00
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Zonte’s Footstep
2017 Doctoressa Di Lago, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Golden straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of nectarine, citrus, and melon with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed mango, minerals, and grass finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A bright zesty pinot grigio tailor made for seafood.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Quaffable, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: nectarine, citrus, and melon
Taste Flavor: mango, minerals, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Paella, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright zesty pinot grigio tailor made for seafood.
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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