Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Pinot Gris from Argentina

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Pinot Gris from Argentina

Article excerpt

When I think of wine from Argentina, the country's signature red malbec immediately comes to mind. Argentina is also known for its white wine made from the torronts grape. However, one grape I wouldn't ordinarily associate with Argentina is pinot gris. This French grape, known as pinot grigio in Italy, is actually a gray- colored varietal that's most commonly used to make white wines. But if the juice is left in contact with the grape skins, it can produce wines that are pale pink. Below are examples of both made by the winery that says it was the first to plant pinot gris in Argentina.

BODEGA PIEDRA NEGRA 2015 PINOT GRIS VALLE DE UCO, MENDOZA

Bought * Schnucks, 8800 Manchester Road, in August for $9.99

Description * This dry white is quite different in style from what you might expect from either a light and floral Italian pinot grigio or a big, rich Alsatian style pinot gris. …

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