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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Danzante Pinot Grigio 2002
Danzante Pinot Grigio 2002
(search item no. 58667)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Enticing notes of flowers, fruit and spices weave through the fresh aromas of our Pinot Grigio. The silky flavors mirror the aromas with nuances of pineapple, grapefruit and spices, culminating in a crisp, dry finish. This wine enhances a vast spectrum of dishes, from shellfish to veal and pork. Italians love Pinot Grigio with coastal seafood dishes, antipasti (appetizers) and primi piatti (first courses.) We have selected the grapes from three northeastern regions of Italy called the "Tre Venezie", where the wines reveal the most intense perfumes and distinct personality. Our 2000 Pinot Grigio beautifully demonstrates the uniquely smooth, silky texture of this grape variety, which is said to come from the grape's "invisible pigment".

Alcohol: 12.3%

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About Danzante:

Danzante wines are the third collaboration created by the joint venture between the Robert Mondavi family of Napa Valley and the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi family of Tuscany, Italy. Danzante, Italian for "dancing," encourages the everyday, energetic celebration of la dolce vita.

The Mondavi -- Frescobaldi partnership was formed in 1995 in part because Robert Mondavi's family wanted to return to their Italian roots. This was the first joint venture in Italy between two internationally distinguished wine producers using their combined resources and winemaking expertise to create Italian wine of superior quality and elegance. Danzante was introduced in 1999 with the 1997 vintage of Danzante Sangiovese and the 1998 vintage of Danzante Pinot Grigio.

The Frescobaldi family name has a long history in Italy, going back 700 years. For centuries, farming and winegrowing have been a tradition in the Frescobaldi family. Marchesi de' Frescobaldi SpA was established in 1980 and is wholly owned by the five Frescobaldi siblings: Dino, Vittorio, Maria, Ferdinando and Leonardo. The company's headquarters are in Florence and its nine estates are scattered throughout the Tuscan countryside.