Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris For Your Summer Soiree

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One of the quintessential summer drinking wines is a Pinot Grigio. The grape is a mutation of the Pinot Noir and is turned into a mineral driven white wine with appealing pear, peach and apple flavors, offset by a bright acidity and pleasing finish. 

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While a Pinot Grigio is light-bodied, crisp, clean, and vibrant with citrus flavors, the Pinot Gris is a tad sweet, and offers spicy tropical fruit aromas. It generally has low acidity, higher alcohol levels, and a rich texture.

The Etude 2019 Pinot Gris is a classic Pinot Gris that will deliver a delicate, aromatic wine with tropical notes like guava and kiwi, combined with light apricot, Meyer lemon citrus, and a chalky minerality. Rich and round, pair this Pinot Gris with a grilled chicken or a charcuterie board of soft cheeses. Price $32.


For a refreshing, zesty white wine, the Tuscan Pinot Grigio was first brought to Montalcino by the Mariani Family, the founders of Banfi, in 1978. While Pinot Grigio was banned in Montalcino at the time, The Mariani family proved that Pinot Grigio deserved a home and recognition in the region. After years of research and trial, the Mariani Family successfully achieved a change in designation to allow Pinot Grigio labeling on wines from Tuscany. 

2020 Centine Tuscan Pinot Grigio offers a greater complexity with ripe fruit character from growing in the warm Montalcino sun. This climate elevates and balances acidity. The unique mineral soils, specifically of Castello Banfi, bring salinity usually not found in other Pinot Grigio.

Centine, is named from a 19th century farmhouse on the Castello Banfi vineyard estate. It represents the gateway to Banfi wines. This white wine pairs well with fresh fish dishes, poultry or light pastas. 13% ABV. The aroma offers a fresh bouquet of pear, peach, anise and honey.

It's fruity, crisp, and very refreshing for the summer. Price: $12.

Gancia Pinot Grigio

Gancia's Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie made at one of Italy's best-known wine designations, famous for producing refreshing pinot grigio wines. It's the ideal starter for a summer evening and for toasts or special occasions. Delicately scented and soft on the palate, it offers classic citrus and floral notes in a balanced elegant style.

Founded in 1850 by Carlo Gancia, the first Italian sparkling wine creator, Gancia is an international leader in the category of sparkling wines.

For nearly two centuries, Gancia has accumulated an impressive heritage as expert winemakers and has grown into a respected brand worldwide. Gancia has been the “spumante” (sparkling wine) of choice for Italian families. Gancia’s Chianti D.O.C.G. and Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie D.O.C are available to purchase at retailers nationwide and online through Drizly and Price: $9.99.

Jill Weinlein

Los Angeles based Jill Weinlein covers travel, food and lifestyle destinations for multiple newspapers, magazines and websites. Her areas of expertise include, luxury travel, culinary reviews, cruising and family travel destinations. Born in Los Angeles, Jill studied Communications and Theatre Arts at UCLA. She has a a Dine and Travel blog - and she writes a weekly restaur...(Read More)

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