Getting to Know
Pinot Grigio Wine
Pinot Grigio (pee-noh-gree-joe) is a light-bodied white wine produced in great quantities, particularly in northern Italy. The wines are most commonly described as dry white wines with relatively high acidity. These characteristics are complemented by aromas of lemon, lime, green apple and blossoms.
Dominant flavors can include Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Yellow Apple, Asian Pear, Peach, Guava, Melon, Nectarine, and Green Mango.
Pinot Grigio wine is mainly fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain the higher levels of acidity. If the wine is processed in oak barrels it picks up weight (aka body and fullness) and vanilla flavors. This style of Pinot Grigio is typically more expensive and ages longer, albeit that’s still a pretty short time frame (2-3 years).
STYLES OF PINOT GRIGIO
WHERE TO FIND THE Pinot Griogio Grape
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HOW TO ENJOY Pinot Grigio WINE
Pinot Grigio food pairing
Food pairings for Pinot Grigio wine can include Goat Cheese, Garlic Lemon Shrimp, Mussels, Clams Casino, Halibut, Cod, Cheese Souffle, Shellfish or a Spinach Salad.
Practical Tips for Pinot Grigio Wine
Glassware: Consume in a white wine glass.
Shelf life: Pinot Grigio Typically has a shelf life of up to two years.
Bottle Prices: The average bottle costs about $15.
Serving Tip: Serve ice cold. It has a shelf life for up to two-years.