2021 Pinot Project Pinot Grigio

The Pinot Project began in 2009 with a vision: “a wine for the palate, the pocket, and the people.” Michael Skurnik, a well known wine importer,  brought this idea to life with his first production of a California Pinot Noir. The Pinot Project has since taken has expanded into all things Pinot. They set out to make aa true Italian Pinot Grigio, So the went to the Veneto in Italy to source the finest grapes to make this crisp and refreshing Pinot Grigio.

Italian Pinot Grigio

In Italy, Pinot Grigio  found wide success in the regions of Northeastern Italy: Lombardy, the Veneto, Friuli, Trentino and Alto Adige. From its footing in northern Italy, the wine grew to become the most popular white wine in all of Italy, and then the most popular imported white wine in the U.S.

The grape itself has a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness, this “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir. The grape has two versions of its name, as well as two generally distinct styles. In Italy, Pinot Grigio achieves most success in the mountainous regions of Trentino and Alto Adige as well as in the neighboring Friuli—all in Italy’s northeast. France's Alsace and Oregon's Willamette Valley produce some of the world's most well-regarded Pinot Gris wine. California produces both styles with success.

2021 Pinot Project Pinot Grigio

Pale yellow in color with a hint of legume green. On the nose, this wine has aromas of white flowers, green apple and lemon zest. A crisp and palate-cleansing wine with balancedacidity and good structure. This fresh and persistent Pinot Grigio finishes clean and bright.

The crisp acidity and citrus notes of Pinot Grigio pair best with seafood-based dishes. Grilled white-fish, mussels, clams and prawns. Pinot Grigio is commonly served to accompany the popular Italian staples of pasta and risotto with a cream or fresh tomato based sauce. Though it can also pair well with fresh summer salads and light chicken dishes.