Full Review

Candoni

Candoni
2019 Estate, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Candoni
2019 Estate, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Pale straw color. Aromas of fresh autumn apple, hints of orange zest, and white flowers with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, agreeable ripe pear and hints of almond finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward Pinot Grigio that drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fresh autumn apple, hints of orange zest, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: ripe pear and hints of almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward Pinot Grigio that drinks effortlessly.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Their Portfolio

BR Candoni 2016 Chianti DOCG 12.5% (Italy) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Candoni 2015 Elviana Red Blend, Veneto IGP 13.5% (Italy) $12.00.
88 Candoni 2016 Merlot, Venezia DOC 13% (Italy) $12.00.
88 Candoni 2017 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT 13% (Italy) $12.00.
BR Candoni 2016 Buongiorno Organic Red Blend, Terra Siciliane IGT 13% (Italy) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Candoni 2017 Organic, Merlot, Tre Venezie 13% (Italy) $14.00.
88 Candoni 2017 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $14.00.
89 Candoni 2018 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGP 12% (Italy) $12.99.
86 Candoni 2018 Pinot Noir, Provincia di Pavia IGP 13% (Italy) $12.99.
91 Candoni 2016 Elviana Red Blend, Veneto IGP 13.5% (Italy) $12.99.
90 Candoni 2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC 13% (Italy) $12.99.
87 Candoni 2019 Estate, Delle Venezie DOC 13% (Italy) $10.00.
90 Candoni 2018 Chianti DOCG 13% (Italy) $10.00.
86 Candoni 2018 Organic, Merlot, Tre Venezie 13% (Italy) $12.00.
86 Candoni 2019 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Provincia di Pavia IGT 13% (Italy) $12.00.
BR Candoni NV Provincia di Pavia IGT 7% (Italy) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Candoni NV Moscato, Pavia IGT 7% (Italy) $15.00.
86 Candoni 2019 Organic, Merlot, Terra Siciliane IGT 14% (Italy) $17.00.
87 Candoni 2020 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Terre Siciliane IGP 12.5% (Italy) $17.00.
BR Candoni 2019 Organic , Cabernet Sauvignon, Terre Siciliane IGP 14% (Italy) $17.00. - Bronze Medal

Regional Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
As Pinot Grigio has become such a sales phenomenon, producers in many regions if Italy have begun to produce this wine. The most famous examples are from cool regions in the north, such as Alto Adige and Friuli. Examples from here have very good acidity and more pronounced aromatics of ripe apple, pear and yellow flowers.

Examples from other slightly warmer regions such as Tuscany and Umbria are pleasant wines, yet display only modest perfumes and are often rather light and one-dimensional. It is definitely in one's favor to seek out Pinot Grigio from the cooler regions from Italy's north.

Enjoy these wines from two to three years of age' do not age them any longer, except in rare instances. These are best paired with lighter seafood, risotto and salads.