“Clean, crisp, and delightful, came to mind right away. The combination of flavors is irresistible: Apple, pear, melon, and citrus are accented by baking spice and floral notes, with minerals and vanilla on the long finish. Alcohol is an ample 14.4 percent, somewhat higher than, say, a typical Italian Pinot Grigio. But the wine’s superb balance makes that an afterthought." - Edward Deitch, VinePair.com
Closely related to Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio takes its name from the color of the grape skins, which range from copper to gray. It is thought to have originated from a mutation of the Burgundian variety Pinot Noir, discovered by monks in the 14th century who collected and propagated the grape from just a few cuttings.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect as a pre-dinner sipper or with fresh salads containing prosciutto, ripe cantaloupe and mild cheese. great with all types of seafood, picnics and at tailgate parties.