Wine of the Month: Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a classic Italian white wine.

It  is very light, with subtle complexity and a fair amount of acid.  The demand for Italian Pinot Grigio has skyrocketed in recent years, leading Pinot Grigio to be the number one imported Italian wine.

Pinot Grigio is typically a light, crisp, dry white wine that has a fairly large amount of bright acidity.  Most Pinot Grigios are fresh and fruity, intended to be served cold and consumed young.  Although most Pinot Grigios don’t age well there are a few exceptions that will only improve with age.  These wines typically have a yellow straw color with some golden overtones.  You will taste a variety of fruits in a typical Pinot Grigio including: lemon-lime, apple, pear, stone fruits  (peach and apricot).  There are also many non-fruit aromas common in Pinot Grigio such as almond, baking spices, honeysuckle and very often a honey or smoky flavor.

Pinot Grigio is a lighter wine and is a perfect wine to pair with foods you would like to shine through and be the star of a meal. It is a light white wine which makes it a nice compliment to many foods. Pinot Grigio pairs extremely well with seafood, light pasta dishes and assorted cheese combinations (Muenster, Gruyere and Manchego).  Since Pinot Grigio is fairly acidic, avoid pairing this wine with foods that have high acid contents, like citrus fruits or tomato-based recipes.  It is a perfect compliment to many fresh herb and veggie options including many salads and sides that can be hard to pair with a more robust wine.

To learn more about Pinot Grigio wines and to see all of the fantastic options we have available, visit us at Bill’s Package Store.  We have a great selection of Pinot Grigio and other white wines available.  The staff at Bill’s Package Store will be more than happy to help you pick the perfect wine, whatever the occasion may be. We are located at 1651 Ft. Campbell Blvd in Clarksville just down the street from Fort Campbell Army Base and across the street from the Planet Fitness. Bill’s Package Store will help you with all of you dinner party and wine pairing needs!




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