Principato - Pinot Grigio 2007

Name:  Principato – Pinot Grigio 2007 Style:   White wine - Dry Grape:  Pinot Grigio Region:  Tre Veezie, Italy   General characteristics of this grape:  The word "Pinot", which means "pinecone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pinecone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink. The clone of Pinot Gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot Grigio. Italian Pinot Grigios are bright, light and zippy, with white peach or nectarine flavors and tingly acidity. 

Food Paring:  This wine pairs well with herb roasted game birds.  Try  it  with a fondue of Jarlsberg or Emmenthaler  cheese  and crusty French bread.  Also good with fresh shellfish or sashimi tuna.  For patio dining, a simple primavera style pasta dish with a side of sliced garden tomatoes drizzled with fruity olive oil and basil leaf garnish.

Description of this particular wine: Pricipato is made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes harvested from selected vineyards in the Tre Venezie region of northeastern Italy.  Pale straw yellow colour, delicate floral and fruity aromas, crisp and fresh on the palate, it is highly versatile. 

General comments from our tasters:  
- Simply OK
- One thumb up, thin wine that looks like champagne
- Clear and sweet, felt like almost drinking pop
- Needs food to balance
- Probably would not buy again

General rating from our team:  3 out of  5