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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10

Contempo
2018 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, ripe pear, and sea breeze with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, compelling, relaxed mango finish. A perfectly dry-yet-fruity Pinot Grigio that hits the spot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white peach, honeysuckle, ripe pear, and sea breeze
Taste Flavor: mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A perfectly dry-yet-fruity Pinot Grigio that hits the spot.

The Importer

BravoVino, Inc.

The Importer
1121 Military Cutoff Road, Ste C-350
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.