Made in a style that emphasizes the varietal's freshness, Forest Glen's California Pinot Grigio is characterized by apricot and peach aromas, crisp acidity, and a delicate wave of fruit flavors through the finish. This appealing Pinot Grigio enhances the flavor of a wide array of foods from all over the world. With its apricot-peach aromas and crisp acidity, this Pinot Grigio holds its own as an aperitif but also partners perfectly with foods as diverse as Thai shrimp salad, veal Milanese, and chicken pot pie.
Tart, lemony aromas, pineapple and lime flavors, dry crisp and clean with hints of hazelnut.
Pinot Grigio is the common Italian name for the French variety Pinot Gris and is probably the name by which the variety is best known to most wine drinkers. In France, Pinot Gris is planted in Burgundy and the Loire, but it is in Alsace, where it is known as Tokay, that the wine is most revered, providing super-rich, usually dry wines that can be partnered with food.
Pinot Grigio is made in disparate styles that change not merely from region to region but from producer to producer. The differences are immediately apparent in the color, which may go from light straw to yellow gold to a transparent pale copper tint. Such variations usually reflect the differing intentions of the winemakers. The grape is one of only a few white wine varieties that has anthocyanin pigments (red) in the skin. Gewurztraminer is another.
At Forest Glen, winemaker Ed Moody made his Pinot Grigio in a style that emphasizes freshness and delicate fruit characteristics. The wine had no skin contact during fermentation nor did it undergo malolactic fermentation as is traditional with some Italian Pinot Grigios. The short barrel time (two months) added complexity and a softer aftertaste without overwhelming the fruit quality.