Pinot Grigio is white wine a crowd pleaser from Italy. According to Vinepair, Pinot Grigio is the second most popular white wine in America. The acidity and citrus flavors characteristics of this varietal make it a great wine to enjoy during summer and beyond. So what is the best thing after Pinot Grigio? An Organic Pinot Grigio. It is best for the planet and best for your health.
Tri-Vin Imports announced back in June this Organic Pinot Grigio as an addition to their Tussock Jumper wine portfolio. Recently, I received a sample of the Organic 2020 Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio from Tussock Jumper Wines and was very curious to try it. I have been skeptic to verify if an organic wine taste different from a non organic wine and in fact it does. Moreover, I was not the only one thinking that from that sample tasting. I took this to a reunion with my very best friends and let me tell you everyone loved it. What I enjoyed the most and felt different from the not Organic Pinot Grigio was on the palate, the flavors just felt more vibrant and lively. For sure, the next best thing after Pinot Grigio is an Organic Pinot Grigio.
Tussock Jumper 2020 Organic Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio, Italy ($13.99)
The grapes for this wine are selected from low-yielding, fully organic vineyards in the eastern part of Veneto. The vines are trained in the Sylvoz-Guyot cane pruned method, with plants an average of 15 years old. Harvest was at the end of August 2020. The harvest was done early morning to ensure the fruit maintained its freshness. These are the details that make difference in wine, since the grapes traveled from the vineyard to the winery.
Grapes were de-stemmed and delicately pressed. The must was then chilled to 10°C, and left to rest for approximately 24 hours. After clarification, the must was then racked and placed in stainless steel fermentation tanks. The yeasts were carefully selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 16°C. This is what is very important of the organic wines as the yeasts significantly affect the taste, according to a study conducted by Thomas Henick-Kling, Ph.D. The wine was then left to rest on its lees for approximately 3 months. These was made in order to maximize the extraction of the delicate aromas typical of this grape variety.
The wine is 100% organic Pinot Grigio grapes. Has a color of pale straw yellow with bright orange reflections on the rim. It is 12% ABV.
Notes of green apple, pineapple, and white pear flower unfold into delicate aromas and a long, fruit-forward, crisp finish. Pair it with vegetarian dishes, seafood, pasta with white sauce, as well as salads and sushi.
More about Tussock Jumper Wines
I love to encourage any wine lover to try Tussock Jumper Wines during some of my WineDivaa Experiences. They have a single varietals wines that allows you to taste through different regions. Tussock Jumper Wines sources only the best limited production vintages each growing season from producers around the globe. For the US market, the Tussock Jumper portfolio includes 24 wines from eleven different winemaking regions.
To ‘bring your wine to life®’, Tussock Jumper has also developed an augmented reality app, with each regional ambassador ‘jumping’ off the bottle to help with wine pairings and recommendations. Download it free on the Play Store or iTunes.
I have recommended Tussock Jumper Wines for Spring in the past to pair with Spring Brunch, or for Easter but they have something in their portfolio for all the year.