Full Review

Contempo

Contempo
2022 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: 3.05%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Contempo
2022 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: 3.05%
White gold color. Aromas of spicy poached peach and caramel green apple with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long melon and white strawberry finish. A clean, dry, and refreshing Pinot Grigio that hits the spot on its own and will also pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spicy poached peach and caramel green apple
Taste Flavor: melon and white strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean, dry, and refreshing Pinot Grigio that hits the spot on its own and will also pair nicely.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.