Full Review

Contempo

Contempo
2020 Pinot Grigio, Venezia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

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

Contempo
2020 Pinot Grigio, Venezia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Pale straw green color. Aromas of lemon peel, meyer lemon juice, green pear, green melon, river stone, and fresh arugula with a silky, racy, dry light body and a tingling, medium-length lemon juice, green apple skin, marzipan, and fresh banana bread finish with no oak flavor. A zippy and textured Pinot Grigio sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: lemon peel, meyer lemon juice, green pear, green melon, river stone, and fresh arugula
Taste Flavor: lemon juice, green apple skin, marzipan, and fresh banana bread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zippy and textured Pinot Grigio sipper.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
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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.