Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2009
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The color is a pale straw yellow.
The aroma has a clean, crisp fragrance with intense yet elegant hints of quince.
While the taste is fresh, harmonious fruit set off by slight sweetness with a long finish full of delicate, tangy flavor.
Light & Crisp
Cheese > Creamy, Pasta > White Sauce/Seafood, Pizza > Vegetable
Color, nice clean very appealing. Nose, some apricot, peaches, nice, a little (very little) hint of earthiness, lemon peel, fresh, smooth. Midpalate, lime and lemon, crisp, light, some peaches. Finish, a little bit hallow, not really lasting that long, but still crisp and somehow pleasant. Overall, this wine is very well know, balanced, nice by the pool, summer times- like. I am 87 on this effort. Happy drinking!
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Learn About Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita introduced Pinot Grigio in 1980, and has become one of America's favorite premium wines. Recently voted the most popular imported wine, red or white, in top restaurants for the 11th consecutive year (Wine & Spirits 4/06), Santa Margherita remains a favorite among wine enthusiasts for its crisp, ripe character and consistent quality.
Learn About Trentino-Alto Adige
(tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay)
The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on...
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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio
Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...
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