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Rascal

Rascal
2022 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Rascal
2022 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, lime zest, salted margarita rim, and elderflower with a velvety, tangy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, breezy finish that presents notes of salted lime zest, green apple, dried white flowers, and pear. Beautifully light, crisp, and refreshing on the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: green apple, lime zest, salted margarita rim, and elderflower
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of salted lime zest, green apple, dried white flowers, and pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Beautifully light, crisp, and refreshing on the palate.

The Producer or Importer

Integrated Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
351 California Street
Denver, CO 80221
USA
1 925-395-6843

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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.