About This Wine
Pinot Grigio is a “fun” wine that the folks at Matchmaker take very seriously.
Fun? Absolutely. Matchmaker’s 2011 Pinot Grigio is a wine with a split personality: You can chill it down and enjoy it solo, perhaps with a good book... or you can pair it with a variety of dishes, from seafood to pasta, and from quiche to vegetarian fare.
But even a fun wine requires serious attention — first in the vineyard, and then in the cellar. Matchmaker’s Pinot Grigio grapes come from a vineyard in which the vines are spur pruned and bi-lateral cordon trained. The vine rows run east to west along a gently sloping hill, and the vines range in age from 12 to 15 years.
Simply stated, these vines are in their prime. It’s no wonder they produce wonderful grapes, which Matchmaker handles gently in the cellar, allowing their fruit and other flavors to shine. It’s a fun wine... seriously crafted.
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:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:San Luis Obispo Area of California’s Central Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Melon, Pear, Minerals, Citrus and a Hint of Spice
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionseafood, or light pasta dishes.
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