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Contempo

Contempo
2019 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Contempo
2019 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, honey, ripe pear, candied almond, and peach yogurt with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length finish that shows notes of honeydew melon and lime spritz. A bright and fruity Pinot Grigio with a refreshing rush of acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: green apple, honey, ripe pear, candied almond, and peach yogurt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeydew melon and lime spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and fruity Pinot Grigio with a refreshing rush of acidity.

The Importer

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The Importer
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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.