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Alta Luna

Alta Luna
2016 Pinot Grigio, Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
Sustainable Agriculture
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Alta Luna
2016 Pinot Grigio, Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of banana pudding, almond creme, and lemon-lime and cream soda with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy pear puree finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. An effortlessly drinkable pinot grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: banana pudding, almond creme, and lemon-lime and cream soda
Taste Flavor: pear puree
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An effortlessly drinkable pinot grigio.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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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.