This 100% Pinot Grigio is sourced from hillside vineyards throughout the provinces of Trentino, the Veneto, and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, the three districts that together form northeast Italy’s Tre Venezie region. The grapes are harvested by hand and then during vinification the Pinot Grigio, the grape skins are left in contact with the juice, resulting in a natural delicate rosé hue.
The Principato label has been in existence sine 1978 and has become a well known brand in the United states and I think this wine might even have been an exclusive for a wine in the Olive Garden restaurant chain. (At least locally here in Arizona)
It is a lightly colored blush wine that has a pinkish orange like hue and It almost has the color of lightly colored salmon flesh. On the nose the wine shows aromas of citrus peel, delicate floral aromas, and perhaps a touch of wet concrete. On the palate the wine is light and fruity, and even has a touch of residual sugar. Soft citrus notes combine with just the faintest hint of light red fruit and finish with a crisp, delightful, and pleasant aftertaste.
I can see this wine pairing nicely with light appetizers, fresh seafood and Asian-inspired cuisine. I do believe it drinks nice on its own and would be a great picnic style wine that would be fun with cheese and crackers.
Average Retail: $6-7
Vino Blog Rating: 6/10
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