About This Wine
Italy’s most popular white wine is quickly becoming a favorite in California as well.
We speak, of course, of Pinot Grigio. In its native Italy, Pinot Grigio is the go-to white wine, just as Chardonnay fills that role in the United States. But unlike some renditions of Chardonnay, which are so rich they deserve to be consumed solo, Pinot Grigio is a food wine — which makes perfect sense, since wine is considered a staple on the Italian dining room table.
Ashfield Cellars recognizes this, and crafts its California Pinot Grigio in a style that is extremely food-friendly. As the vintner explains, it’s all about the acidity — getting it in perfect balance so that the wine neither overwhelms food nor is overwhelmed by food.
The 2009 Ashfield Pinot Grigio pairs beautifully with everything from delicate dishes such as lemon chicken to more full-flavored fare such as pasta with a rich cream sauce. It’s like bringing home a delicious taste of Italy.
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:87% Pinot Grigio & 13% Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Kiwi and Pineapple With a Limeade Finish
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with a white cream sauce, or lemon chicken.
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