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Essenza di Vita

Essenza di Vita
2019 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8.99
Best Buy

Essenza di Vita
2019 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Pale straw color. Aromas of ripe melon, green apple, lime, mint, and almond with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, amusing, medium-long fresh green bean almondine, yuzu spritz, and honey finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, vibrant pinot grigio with gorgeous aroma, a bit more weight on the palate matching the great fruit flavors, and a very long, dry, yet refreshing finish; drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe melon, green apple, lime, mint, and almond
Taste Flavor: fresh green bean almondine, yuzu spritz, and honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, vibrant pinot grigio with gorgeous aroma, a bit more weight on the palate matching the great fruit flavors, and a very long, dry, yet refreshing finish; drinks effortlessly.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1221 Brickell Ave
Suite 770
Miami, FL 33181
USA
1 786-388-0660

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Regional Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
As Pinot Grigio has become such a sales phenomenon, producers in many regions if Italy have begun to produce this wine. The most famous examples are from cool regions in the north, such as Alto Adige and Friuli. Examples from here have very good acidity and more pronounced aromatics of ripe apple, pear and yellow flowers.

Examples from other slightly warmer regions such as Tuscany and Umbria are pleasant wines, yet display only modest perfumes and are often rather light and one-dimensional. It is definitely in one's favor to seek out Pinot Grigio from the cooler regions from Italy's north.

Enjoy these wines from two to three years of age' do not age them any longer, except in rare instances. These are best paired with lighter seafood, risotto and salads.