Our 2015 Il Donato Pinot Grigio has a sophisticated nose, with delicate notes of pear skin, Cameo apple, lime zest and a hint of flinty minerality. On the palate, it is full of citrus and zesty lemon juice flavors, complemented by wet stone and lingering pineapple notes throughout the finish. Light, crisp and refreshing, this wine's zippy palate-cleansing appeal gives it a classically fresh Italian style.
Our Pinot Grigio will pair nicely with an appetizer of roasted tomatoes, grilled shrimp and feta cheese, a savory chicken picatta or even a fresh calamari salad.
At the crossroads between Rome and Greece, the people of the region of Puglia in Italy have been growing grapes and making wine for more than 4,000 years. Unlike much of the rest of the mountainous country, Puglia is relatively flat, consisting mostly of hill and plains. The climate of the area is influenced by its proximity to the Adriatic and Ionian seas, which have a tempering effect on the weather and produce ideal conditions for growing grapes.
While the region has been making wine for four millennia, until recently, the rest of the world has had very little exposure to the wines of the region. That is changing, however, and Puglia is going through a winemaking revolution, with an influx of new winemakers, new technologies, and new ideas. Today, the region is viewed as one that can produce excellent wines at an affordable price. The Il Donato Pinot Grigio is from the Daunia IGT appellation, which is located in the western part of Puglia.