Wine of the Week: Parducci Pinot Grigio

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Oh, Parducci, how I love thee. Let me count the ways...

Seriously. There is little not to love about Parducci Wine Cellars. They were recently awarded the America's Greenest Winery award as it is the first U.S. carbon neutral winery. Love that! Their commitment to sustainable wine growing practices is commendable. And while many other organic and sustainable products tends to cost more than conventional ones, Parducci wines are competitively priced. Love that too!

Parducci grows a variety of both red and white grapes, but my favorite pick is the Pinot Grigio. With hints of pear, white peach, and orange blossom, Parducci Pinot Grigio is light and crisp yet robust with its fruity flavors.

Parducci Pinot Grigio is best served with fresh salads and light, flaky fish. I served it with a hearty spring mix salad with feta cheese, pistachios and a lemon dressing which included lemon and orange zest.

At $11 per bottle, Parducci is a steal for a sustainably grown wine.

These notes were excerpted from Parducci's Web site: "Parducci is locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to Sustainable WineGrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our communities and local farmers."

I love supporting a winemaker with such a fantastic business philosophy.

1 comment

Small Burst said...

yummm. Makes me want fish and salad for dinner tonight-with a nice bottle of wine of course. Have a great weekend!