Kris Pinot Grigio Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Kris Pinot Grigio?

Kris Pinot Grigio is a sublimely refreshing and delicately crisp white wine that illuminates your glass with a golden-straw hue. It ticks all the boxes for those seeking a soft and fragrant white. With its zesty fruit flavors, it is no wonder that this white is one of the world’s most famous wines. Kris Pinot Grigio’s wine honors this highly celebrated grape by capturing the floral and fruit-based essence in this lush bottle of wine.

Originating from the finest wine region in Italy, Kris Pinot Grigio is an accurate indicator of the superior wine that is produced here. Although having its roots in this area, this white will not break the bank. With an exceptionally economical price and delectable flavor, it is very good value for money. My review will have you reaching for this bottle in no time.


Kris Pinot Grigio Review

  • Winery — Kris
  • Country/Region — Delle Venezie DOC, Italy
  • Type — Italian Pinot Grigio
  • Aroma — Acacia Flowers, Tangerine, Apricots, Roasted Almonds
  • Grapes — Pinot Grigio
  • Taste — Stone Fruit, Orange Blossoms, Honey, Almonds
  • Alcohol Content — 12.5%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Seafood, Light Pasta Dishes, Goat Cheese

Although many brands produce this white wine, none comes close to crafting such a beautifully delicate white such as Kris Pinot Grigio. The angular structure with clean, balanced notes of stone fruit, orange blossom, and almond transforms even the most casual moments into an experience of elegance. It is both brimming with flavor and affordable. I don’t think you can do better than that. I encourage you to try this wine, enjoying the sun on your patio or by the beach. It will enhance moments and create fond memories for you and your friends. Allow yourself to be seduced by this wine and enjoy every sip.

Overall Rating: 4.1

Positives
  • Aromatic
  • Refreshing
  • Floral
  • Mineral
  • Light And Crisp
Negatives
  • Slightly Flat

Tasting Notes

An enticing white that softly enters the mouth and with it pours a lush layer of flavors. The delicate balance of notes brings together a nuance of sophistication that is delicately complemented by its sweet bouquet and honey gold color. The notes are inviting, welcoming all taste buds. For this, Kris Pinot Grigio is perfect for all occasions, and the lightness of this wine and floral palate makes it best suited to casual, memorable moments. At sunset, by the beach, or at a BBQ, this wine will elevate the simplest of moments.

Appearance

Although grigio translates to “grey” in Italian, this couldn’t be further from the truth with Kris Pinot Grigio. The color of this white shines as it pours from the bottle into the glass, reflecting the light and creating a shimmer to this wine’s appearance. Slight bubbles rise in this wine before settling, adding another distinct layer to this wine. Once the poured, a golden hue emerges, deep and rich, where the bright aromas and flavors develop within the white. The combination of zesty limes, orange blossoms, apricots, acacia flowers, and honey allows the wine to display such a warm and welcoming color.

Aroma

The Kris Pinot Grigio produces a sweet, lush, and light aromatic profile and is unique in capturing and defining each scent within a wine. The smell of lemon and lime is the first to hit the nose, crafting a refreshing, crisp perfume. The lightness of these scents brings together a youthful, clean image. Following, are the delicate notes of acacia flowers, tangerine, and apricots, creating an exuberant floral and fruit bouquet. The sweet, soft notes of this white are balanced with a hint of roasted almonds, adding more depth. The aroma of the Kris Pinot Grigio is inviting, but does not overpower the sensations.

Taste

The palate of this Pinot Grigio is clean and well-balanced. Each note and flavor are blended perfectly, offering a well-structured wine. The notes, however, are delicately layered upon each other and are defined individually. This allows you to savor and appreciate each flavor. The subtle sweetness enters smoothly and rounds in the mouth, adding depth and layer to this white wine. The dryness of this white offsets sweet flavors of stone fruit, orange blossom, and honey. The sweet notes embellish the palate.

Finish

The finish of this wine lingers in your mouth, providing a refreshing and crisp mouth-feel. This sensation is like quenching your thirst on a hot summer’s day. While it is a lightweight wine, lemon and lime notes build an angular structure that allow the top notes of fruit and floral flavors to remain in the mouth. A twinkle of acidity offers a thrilling finish and generates a weighty sensation on the tongue. This wine begs for you to take another sip.

Rating

Don’t assume that just because there are many brands of Pinot Grigio on the market, economical bottles are not worth a try. Kris Pinot Grigio has surprised me with its value for money and desirable flavors. There are so many positives to highlight about this wine. With a rich history of wine-making, economical prices, and a wine bursting with flavor, I have been won over by this wine, and I think you will be too.

On top of that, Kris Pinot Grigio reviews commend this wine for elegantly yielding floral and fruit notes. While it feels luxurious, the light, smooth texture transforms it into an accessible and casual “everyday” wine that can be enjoyed on a hot summer’s day with friends and family.

Kris Pinot Grigio Food Pairing

As an “everyday” wine, Kris Pinot Grigio is so versatile in its food pairing. Due to the refreshing elements of this Pinot Grigio, it stimulates your appetite and allows you to appreciate the flavors of both the wine and dish. The lush, yet balanced floral notes enable it to be paired with light food such as seafood and creamy pasta dishes.

This wine’s sweet essence can be beautifully combined with spicy Asian cuisine. The spiciness enriches the fruit notes of the Pinot Grigio wine, and the zesty lemon cuts through the spice to bring forth a refreshing taste experience. Perfect for a picnic or BBQ, this wine can also be paired with entrées such as goat’s cheese, rocket and walnut salad, crispy garlic, and chili prawns. It is also great with cheeses such as Gorgonzola. So, whatever you’re in the mood to eat, Kris Pinot Grigio will be a match made in heaven.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Kris Pinot Grigio?

The global distributors of wine, spirits, and sake, Winebow, are credited with creating Kris Pinot Grigio’s legendary label. Under this umbrella company, the Kris winery located in the Alto Adige area has been able to flourish. Winebow has allowed many family-owned vineyards to continue their family traditions of winemaking, while ensuring that the best grapes are selected for their Pinot Grigio wine. Kris vineyards’ winemakers are determined to continue this wine’s exceptional quality by focusing on low-yield production methods. At the same time, Winebow strives to continue the education of wine-making, crafting their winemakers into masters of Pinot Grigio.

How Is Kris Pinot Grigio Made?

The Pinot Grigio grape is harvested in late October. However, under the winemakers’ watchful eye, grapes can be picked at any point depending on a state of ideal ripeness. However, preferring warm climates, the grapes are picked around fall as it is considered suitable for producing lush, flavorsome grapes. Once the perfect grapes have been selected for the Kris Pinot Grigio wine, they go through a destemming machine, which gently cracks open the grapes, and then they are pressed to extract the juice from the grapes.

Alcohol fermentation is the next step in crafting this succulent white. Ingredients of sugar and yeast are added to the grape juice, creating the alcohol and CO2. Once fermentation is completed, the wine is stored in steel tanks, which maintains the aroma, flavor, and color of this wine.

Where Is Kris Pinot Grigio Made?

Kris Pinot Grigio originates from the Delle Venezie DOC region, which exceeds over 23,000 hectares. This is the most well-known and celebrated wine region in Northern Italy. One area of this wine region is the Alto Adige, where the Kris winery is located and it is renowned for its superior Pinot Grigio grape production. This wine region is in a valley, where the majority of the vines are grown on the slopes. This allows the heat from the valley floor to rise and heat the vines, encouraging the production of rich, white grapes. With warm alpine winds preventing disease within the vines and with free-draining, mineral-rich soils, the vineyards create beautifully lush white grapes.

How to Serve Kris Pinot Grigio?

Pinot Grigio is best served at a temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit (8 -9 degrees Celsius). This temperature is slightly warmer than the average refrigerator; in order to obtain the ideal temperature for this wine, remove it half an hour before serving to allow it to reach its peak temperature. Serving the wine too cold or too warm will prevent the wine from bringing forth the lively flavors. The Pinot Grigio should then be served in a Chardonnay glass, which encourages aeration of the wine, allowing the flavors and aroma to prosper while simultaneously balancing the sweetness and acidity of this white.

How Much Does Kris Pinot Grigio Cost?

Kris Pinot Grigio price is surprisingly economical despite the luxurious wine that they produce. Ranging from $9.00 to $11.00, the price cements the fact that it is an accessible yet elegant wine. It is suited for all who love white wines.

How Long Does Kris Pinot Grigio Last?

Ideally, as with most white wine, Kris Pinot Grigio should be consumed in its youth, preferable within two years of its vintage. Sipping on this Pinot Grigio will ensure that the fresh, delicate notes can be genuinely brought out and savored. Once the bottle is open, this white can last a maximum of 7 days before losing its beautiful honey-gold color and flavor. It should be stored in a temperature-regulated area that is roughly under 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). Pinot Grigio should not be stored in the fridge as it will mute the notes and aromas.

How Many Calories Does Kris Pinot Grigio Have?

Kris Pinot Grigio per serving (5 fluid ounces) has a total of 125 calories. That means that in total, Kris Pinot Grigio calories are 750. This is ideal for those looking for a lighter wine. The calorie breakdown of this white is 4 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of potassium, and 1 gram of sugar. Kris Pinot Grigio alcohol content is 12.5% ABV.

Conclusion

Although many brands produce this white wine, none comes close to crafting such a beautifully delicate white such as Kris Pinot Grigio. The angular structure with clean, balanced notes of stone fruit, orange blossom, and almond transforms even the most casual moments into an experience of elegance. It is both brimming with flavor and affordable. I don’t think you can do better than that. I encourage you to try this wine, enjoying the sun on your patio or by the beach. It will enhance moments and create fond memories for you and your friends. Allow yourself to be seduced by this wine and enjoy every sip.

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