2020 J Vineyards Pinot Gris
2020 J Vineyards Pinot Gris Our 2020 Pinot Gris is bright and inviting, with expressive fruit on the palate and a delightful, lengthy finish. Aromas of tangerine, melon and minerality on the nose blend with floral hints of jasmine and lily on the palate. Layered notes of fresh-picked white peach, apricot, green apple and juicy pear mingle with touches of toast and white pepper, finishing with subtle hints of lemon and wet stone. Crisp but full, the wine beautifully balances its viscosity and weight with vibrant, food-friendly acidity. Pair this versatile Pinot Gris with seared mahi-mahi with mango-cilantro salsa or try alongside goat cheese crostini topped with snap peas, fava beans and lemon zest.
The white wines that are made in Central Italy are not flashy or famous, but they can certainly be delicious. This area is known for making clean, light, white wines that are refreshing. You will not find many famous grapes grown in this region, but you will find some great values.
Italian white wines can be very frustrating and confusing. They do not make many wines from grapes that most people are familiar with. However, some of the local grapes that are used can make wines that are elegant, refreshing, and fun.
A lot of the really great white wines from Central Italy are going to be simple and light. They do not have a ton of strong fruit flavors, but can often produce subtly beautiful flavors of tart stone fruits, white flowers, and often almonds. Keep your eyes open for the underrated wines of Verdicchio di Matelica or Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.