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Cantina Zaccagnini

Cantina Zaccagnini
2021 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Cantina Zaccagnini
2021 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom, lemon, green apple, and jasmine with a silky, dry medium body and a medium-long finish that exhibits nuances of limeade, white tea, pear, and tangerine with no oak flavor. Crisp and refreshing, this is exactly what a consumer is looking for from Italian Pinot Grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, lemon, green apple, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of limeade, white tea, pear, and tangerine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Crisp and refreshing, this is exactly what a consumer is looking for from Italian Pinot Grigio.

The Importer

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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.