San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is an easy drinking, refreshing white wine that pairs reasonably well with a wide variety of foods. Some pairings are a bit better than others, but you can probably choose almost anything to eat with this Pinot Grigio and enjoy it.
Color & Clarity
San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is pale yellow in color with slight greenish tinges around the edge. The center is very clear and almost watery in texture.
The aroma of San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is very, very slight — frankly I had some difficulty even detecting it, though it was a bit easier for my wife. Neither of us could pick out any specific aromas except that it was generally floral, light, and a bit sweet.
As with the aromas, the flavors of San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio are also very mild. Primarily fruity and floral, it's not all that distinctive for a medium-dry, acidic wine. It does need to be rather cold to taste its best, though, so I wouldn’t let it sit out to long while drinking it.
Pairing San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio with Cheeses
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese: San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is more aromatic with sharp cheddar cheese, but otherwise it's only an average pairing.
- Mild Cheddar Cheese: Paired with mild cheddar the Pinot Grigio becomes fruitier and a bit more acidic. I like sharp cheddar cheese better overall, but this pairing is better.
- Swiss Cheese: This is only an average pairing.
- Aged Gouda: With aged Gouda, San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio becomes sweeter and more acidic.
- Aged Parmesan: Pairing aged Parmesan with San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is average.
- Fresh Camembert: San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio becomes less acidic, milder, and smoother when paired with freshly made Camembert cheese.
Pairing San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio with Main Dishes
- Roast Turkey: Paired with roast turkey, San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is more floral and complex. It's definitely a decent white wine to have with a turkey dinner.
- Shrimp Scampi: San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio is much livelier, more aromatic, fruitier, and even sweeter with shrimp scampi. This is definitely a superior pairing.
- Sushi: Nothing special happens to San Giuseppe's Pinot Grigio when paired with sushi, but the two do work well together and are worth having.