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Pinot Grigio (Italy)

Pinot Grigio is a light and dry Italian white wine.

Refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Mineral
Flint

Crispy Lemon, Apple, and Pear flavors are typical for Pinot Grigio.

Hints of Minerals.

Profile

Pinot Grigio is light, dry, and crispy:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salad
Crab
Seafood
Fish
Fish

Pasta
Pasta
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Pinot Grigio pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Green Salad with Lemon Acid Vinaigrette.
Seafood Antipasti.
Mussels. Garlic Prawns.
Light Salads with Crab, Shrimps, or Prawns.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Chicken. French Fries.
Simple Pasta (with Cheese). Risotto.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.

Italian Specialities:
Insalata di Bresaola.

If You Like Pinot Grigio

You Will Also Like:

Arinto (Portugal)
Chablis (France)
Chardonnay (Unoaked)
Bourgogne Blanc (France)
Muscadet (France)
Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Txakoli (Spain)
Vinho Verde (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) originates from Burgundy.

Today it is cultivated primarily in Italy and France (Alsace).

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Different Styles / Sweetness

There are primarily three different types of Pinot Gris:

Light, Dry and Crispy (Italian Pinot Grigio and Australian Pinot Grigio).

Off-Dry and Aromatic (French Pinot Gris and Australian Pinot Gris).

Dry and Fruity (Something in between Italian Pinot Grigio and French Pinot Gris).

Pinot Grigio in Italy

Pinot Grigio is one of Italy's most popular white wines.

Italian Pinot Grigio and French Pinot Gris use the same grapes, but the Italian wine is dry and crisp while the french is sweeter and more aromatic. The Italian grapes are harvested before they mature to reduce sugar in favor of acid.

Pinot Grigio is cultivated many places in Italy, but the most prominent regions are in the northeastern regions:

Veneto, Trentino, Alto Adige and Venezie (Friuli-Venezia Giulia).

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