Get to Know Pinot Grigio

| Posted by Kelly for Sutter Home

Get to know Pinot Grigio

Crisp, zesty, and undoubtedly refreshing, Pinot Grigio is one of the world’s most popular white wines — and with sweet, fruity flavors and hints of floral, it’s easy to see (and taste) why. At Sutter Home, we’ve put our own California twist on this classic thirst-quencher, using cool-climate grapes for slowly developed, concentrated flavors.  

Here's a fun Pinot Grigio tidbit to sip on:  

The origins of Pinot Grigio are rooted in Burgundy France, not Italy, which many think. And in France it is called Pinot Gris. The origins of its name are interesting too. The grapes used is Pinot Gris aren't green like most white wine grapes, but greyish blue fruit. Ta-dah! The name was born. (Gris means "gray" in French.) The word "pinot" is derived from "pine cone," because the grapes used are grown in small clusters, which take on the shape of a pine cone.

Want to know more about Sutter Home Pinot Grigio?  Take in our tasting notes, food pairings and serving suggestions to see why this white is on everyone’s must-try list.  

Tasting Notes: 
You’ll discover fresh floral aromas and sweet flavors of white peach, melon, citrus, and tropical fruits. 
  
Flavor Profile: 
Medium dry with a hint of sweetness. 
  
Food Pairings: 
Serve alongside seafood, pasta primavera or spicy dishes like Latin or Asian cuisines. 
  
Serving Instructions:  
Chill to 45 degrees to bring out the crisp, fruity flavors.  
  
Sutter Home Suggests: 
If Pinot Grigio gets your taste buds tingling, you might also like our Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, or Chardonnay varietals. 

 

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