1. WHAT IS THE PINOT GRIGIO?
Pinot Grigio flavors can range from melon to pear and some even offer a subtle tropical or citrus fruit, often there is honey or smoky flavor component as well. As for color, this wine is typically a pale, straw-like yellow with some golden hues thrown in. The texture of a Pinot Gris is worth noting, as it has very smooth, almost silk-like overtones that leave an impression on the palate. Depending upon ripeness at the harvest and vinification technique, Pinot Grigio can be tangy and light, or quite rich, round and full bodied.
2. COMBINING WITH FOOD
This wine pairs nicely with seafood, light pastas and cheese cracker combinations. Since this wine is fairly acidic itself, avoid pairing with foods that have high acid contents, like citrus fruits or tomato based recipes.
Exceptionally attractive smell abounds with ripe and overripe flavors of continental fruits like apples, bananas and pears. Maturity of flavors is expressed also in additional herbal additives of spices character. Taste is like a smell, also very aged character with emphasized fullness where, with strong alcohol, mostly contributing rich extract whose luxury is meritorious not only for fullness but also for the absorbing and attractive after taste of fruity character.