In this Summer Sipper Crush Collection, we’re so proud to be featuring the Loriella Pinot Grigio-Delle Venezie IGP.*
It’s one of the most satisfying white wines we’ve curated for the Crush Collection. It’s a beautifully made wine that starts this satisfying journey the moment you see it in your glass!
Pinot Grigio is often associated with being a thin wine that lacks aromas and flavors, so this wine is showcasing something a little different. But wines from this region in Italy offer more body and these intense aromas and flavors of peach and tropical fruits — like melon and pineapple — as well as citrus notes that make it really dazzle on the palate.
If you like this wine, seek out other Pinot Grigios from this region — which is called Delle Venezie — or look for a wine from the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia on the label. These wines will be similar in style to the Loriella. For comparison, Italian Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige tends to be leaner with soft notes of green fruit and citrus — which is also a total palate-pleaser in the summer.
Also, note that Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for Pinot Gris, so if you like this wine you might also like a Pinot Gris—France, Germany and Oregon make some fantastic Pinot Gris. If you’re interested in learning even more about Pinot Grigio, please check out this blog written by our own Meredith Griffin — who is currently Level Four diploma in wine through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
** The IGP after the region Delle Venezie is a geographical indicator used by Italy. This region became a DOC (Denominazione de Origine Contrallata) in 2017 so now some bottles from this region will have DOC on the bottle rather than IGP. DOC regions have stricter requirements for how grapes are grown and wines are made and thus, the wines from this region were found to meet higher standards so it was bumped to DOC status.