Light Pinot Grigio with hints of citrus and apples.
In the palate, light and crisp with apples, lemons and blossoms.
Excelent as an aperitif or try pairing with light flaky fish dishes, crab, and softer cow’s milk cheeses. Also perfect with creamy smoked Salmon pasta, Pan-fried Halibut, Lemon Chicken Piccata.
Pinot Grigio is one of four common types of Pinot. The second most popular white wine in America, Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) is a dry white wine that has a punchy acidity with flavors of lemons, limes, green apples and honeysuckle.
While most believe Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born, like many of the most popular grapes of the world, in France, where it is known as Pinot Gris.
Thought to be a mutation of the red grape Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris’ skins are not green like other white grapes, but instead have a greyish blue hue, which is what gives them their name. The wine was born in Burgundy but found its way to Switzerland in the 1300s, where it was considered a favorite of the Emperor.
From here the grape made its way to northern Italy, and the real story of Pinot Grigio was born. In Italy, Pinot Gris became Pinot Grigio and the wine found wide success in the regions of Northeastern Italy: Lombardy, the Veneto, Friuli, Trentino and Alto Adige.