Pinot Grigio is one of the most food-friendly, crowd-pleasing wines around. Although native to northern Italy, this fashionable grape also thrives in the mountains of Argentina – especially in the hands of the Zuccardi family.
Familia Zuccardi is manned by father-son team José and Sebastián, acknowledged as being among the five most influential personalities of Argentine wine (Sebastián, in fact, was named one of South America’s Top 10 winemakers by Decanter in 2017). They craft El Grigio in the quiet, high-altitude valleys of San Juan; the grapes grow at 2,100 feet above sea level on high trellises, where brilliant sunshine and chilly nights lock in extra-intense aromas of white blossoms and flavors of ripe peach and orchard fruit.
This invigorating, intense white is great as an aperitif. Or, play off Pinot Grigio’s Italian roots with lemon-basil calamari or classic Pizza Margherita with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.
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