2006 Lis Neris Pinot Grigio (Previously $19.99)

SKU #1034287

2 Glasses Gambero Rosso. Grown in the town of San Lorenzo in Isonzo, Friuli up against the Slvoenian Border. This 100% pinot grigio was fermented in stainless steel and matured on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for six months. Complex and leesy, with herbal notes and tremendous length, this is not a wimpy, neutral Pinot Grigio. 89 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lis Neris is a quality-minded producer in northeast Italy with a thick portfolio of delicious white wines. Among them is this crisp Pinot Grigio with immediate aromas of exotic fruit, peach and nectarine. The wine's creamy density makes it an excellent companion to pasta or rice salad." (03/09)

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Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.


- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.