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Cantina Zaccagnini

Cantina Zaccagnini
2018 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
Best Buy
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Cantina Zaccagnini
2018 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Interesting, green, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon zest, toasty cashew nougat, chive blossom, and roasted agave with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-length finish with notes of lime spritzed apple and jicama and melon rind. A bright and focused pinot grigio with a nice sense of place; this will cut through fatty foods like a laser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest, toasty cashew nougat, chive blossom, and roasted agave
Taste Flavor: lime spritzed apple and jicama and melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and focused pinot grigio with a nice sense of place; this will cut through fatty foods like a laser.

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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.