2014 Contadino Pinot grigio

Venezio
Tipica
Italy

Here’s another Trader Joe’s wine that we pick up on a regular basis. It’s a nice, slightly bubbly, Pinot grigio from Italy with a distinct label that’s easy to find on their shelves. Do yourself a favor and don’t wait until summer to try this Italian sipper!

Very pale in color, this wine smelled of meyer lemons, bananas, pears and lemon head candies. In fact, it’s a mashup of many familiar childhood aromas. On the palette, we found it to be slightly spritzy and very clean with flavors of fresh rain, asian and bosc pears as well as tart lemon bars on the finish.

Pair with chicken kabobs, crispy brown butter gnocchi (click here for the recipe on Blue Apron) or a pear and gorgonzola salad topped with hazelnuts.

SRP $4.99

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