Full Review

Cool Woods

Cool Woods
2018 Pinot Gris, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

Cool Woods
2018 Pinot Gris, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pale topaz gray color. Aromas of raspberry leaf, fallen peach, and citrus kefir with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a warming, cheery pear, green almond, tomatillo, and pepper finish. A crisp and clean Pinot Gris that will make a solid weeknight dinner pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: raspberry leaf, fallen peach, and citrus kefir
Taste Flavor: pear, green almond, tomatillo, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and clean Pinot Gris that will make a solid weeknight dinner pairing.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.