Pinot Grigio is a wine that pleases all palates, so when in doubt open a grigio! A grape known for citrus, floral and stone fruit notes with refreshing acidity and is usually not heavy on the pocket. Most of us Indians have been loving the wines too. Pinot Gris same as the Grigio but is a riper style of wine with relatively less acidity and tropical notes. They can be sweet wines too.
Key wine regions for Pinot Grigio
Italy, predominantly the North East region of Tre-Venezie comprising Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol is the go to for the grape. The Pinot Gris style is popular in the Alsace region of France and parts of New Zealand.
Pinot Grigio & Food Pairing:
It is a easy going wine that can start your evening with salted nuts on the side or can be the companion to your quick salad or sushi for lunch. Aglio Olio pasta, grilled fish with lemon butter, Herb tossed vegetables are some dishes the wine is very happy with.
Brands of Pinot Grigio in the Indian Market (Mumbai prices)
Trapiche Rs 1770
Argento Rs 1850
Golden Sparrow Rs 1750
Folonari Rs 1850
Pasqua Rs 1990
Sensi Collezione Rs 1999
Torresella, Veneto Rs 2000
Fantini, Sicily Rs 2290
Villa Sandi Rs 2350
Zonin, Friuli Aquileia Rs 2450
Alois Lageder Riff, Venezie Rs 2490
Colterenzio, Lumo Rs 2880
Santa Margherita Valdadige, Veneto Rs 2950
Masianco Rs 3750