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Pinot Grigio Revisited

Jul 11, 2011
Pinot Grigio Revisited
Feel the brisk Alpine air this summer with wines from Alto Adige, Italy.

pinot_grigioWe at The Daily Sip love when our preconceived notions about anything – particularly wine – get thrown out the window. Such is absolutely the case with Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige. In the hands [and soils] of Alto Adige producers, Pinot Grigio can offer gorgeous aromas and salivating acidity, a far cry from the mass-produced, watery, ubiquitous kind.

Wonder why? The Alto Adige region sits in northern Italy, on the border of Austria and it has an incredibly unique terroir. Alluvial and gravel soils, along with vineyards that are often planted at dizzying altitudes, create wines that are distinctly refreshing and minerally. A satisfying glass of Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige offers flowery aromas, ripe apple and pear notes, and sometimes a hint of smokiness. Thanks to its zingy acidity, Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige is also the ultimate food wine, pairing perfectly with a wide range of summertime snack foods, from goat cheese to cured meats. It’s also a no-brainer with fish and seafood. So this summer, open your mind, open your palate and explore Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige. You’ll get all the benefits of an Alpine hike – in a glass.  

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