The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, which represents a tiny area of Italy’s total production, was once part of the Republic of Vince under Austro-Hungarian monarchy. It is important to mention because it defines their identity and positions their intrinsic and apparent similarities to Slovenian and German wines, which carry high levels of acidity and clean, stylistic lines.
The Attems is light and refreshing, which makes it a perfect summertime sipper. Tropical flavors with a good dose of pear, apple and white peach lead to a long delectable finish with noticeable stony mineral notes—but this Pinot Grigio is more than a summertime sipper. Its clean and stylistic lines would pair well with foods of equal character. Think Prawn and Porcini Risotto, or a Raviolini di Pere ravioli pasta with pear, two pairings that would take this experience to the next level. There is an old philosophy to match up regional wines with regional foods and I have found this method to be rock solid as I have made my way through wine regions. I hope to inspire you to get outside of your comfort zone and experience nirvana! Drink now.
Rating: Very Good (88) | $19 | 12.5% ABV