Full Review

Armstrong Valley Winery

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.5%
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe apple, fondant, marzipan, and white grapefruit with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a silky, medium-length finish that shows impressions of white peach, hazelnut, and olives with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward pinot grigio with lots of varietal character and kisses of sweetness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe apple, fondant, marzipan, and white grapefruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of white peach, hazelnut, and olives
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward pinot grigio with lots of varietal character and kisses of sweetness.

The Producer

Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
212 Rutter Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
USA
1 717-896-7700

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.