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Pizzolato

Pizzolato
2019 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Pizzolato
2019 Pinot Grigio, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of golden apples and delicate bread with a satiny, crisp, light body and a seamless, buoyant finish with notes of almond biscotti with lemon glaze, wet stones, and sea salt with no oak flavor. A simple, crisp and fruity Pinot Grigio that whets the whistle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: golden apples and delicate bread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of almond biscotti with lemon glaze, wet stones, and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple crisp and fruity Pinot Grigio that whets the whistle.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.