Pinot Grigio is a light and dry Italian white wine.
Refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.
Crispy Lemon, Apple, and Pear flavors are typical for Pinot Grigio.
Hints of Minerals.
Pinot Grigio is light, dry, and crispy:
Pinot Grigio pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.
Green Salad with Lemon Acid Vinaigrette.
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.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.
Insalata di Bresaola.
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A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.
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!
Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) originates from Burgundy.
Today it is cultivated primarily in Italy and France (Alsace).
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 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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