Tasting Date: 12/7/2011
Varietal: Kris Pinot Grigio 2010
Tasting Date Price: $12.99
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
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Visual Aspect: Pale yellow in color with brilliant greenish reflections
Nose: Enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of apricots and almonds
Palate: Kris is lean and refreshing on the palate with hints of blossom and honey.
Food Pairing: Recommended with salad, roast vegetables, risotto, lightly flavored pastas, omelettes, quiches and grilled white meats or salmon.
Winery Notes: As with any masterpiece, to truly appreciate Kris is to understand its origin and the background of its creators. Handcrafted in Alto Adige using grapes sourced from Italy’s most exciting growing regions, Kris is a product of seventh generation winemaker Franz Haas and his wife, Maria Luisa Manna Haas. In Kris, Franz and Maria have combined their expertise and passions to develop a series of contemporary expressions of classic varietal wines reflective of the unique personality of Northeast Italy.
With roots in Burgundy, the Pinot Grigio grape has arguably found its home of choice in Northeast Italy. The small, pinkish-gray-skinned grape flourishes in delicate sunshine of this sub-Alpine region. Pinot Grigio has reached unparalleled quality here and surprises the palette with unique floral and spicy notes rarely found in other areas. Kris handcrafted Pinot Grigio features a flavor profile as playful and expressive as its label suggests.