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Cielo

Cielo
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Cielo
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of ripe apricot, orange blossom water, honey, banana, and baked pear with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a silky, brisk finish with touches of lemon flesh, cream, and nougat with no oak flavor. A crisp Pinot Grigio with pretty layers of fruit and florals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe apricot, orange blossom water, honey, banana, and baked pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of lemon flesh, cream, and nougat
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 crisp Pinot Grigio with pretty layers of fruit and florals.

The Producer

Cielo s.p.a

The Producer
I 36050 MONTORSO VIC. (VI)
Via IV Novembre, 39 Italy
39 -0444-485211 or 805-220-6035

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.