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Pingo Grigio

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By RockyHighlanderPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Pingo Grigio
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Some of the most notable white wines would be the Pinot Gris or Grau Burgunder Aka and Pinot Grigio. Origins can trace back to Burgandy, France, and the southwestern regions of Germany. Along with its close relative, Pinot Noir, the grapes were exported from France to Switzerland around the early 14th century.

Modern grapes can be grown in many different climates, with varieties from the United States with fruity vintages to the more classical or traditional wineries in central Europe.

The grapes are much darker than most white, having more pinkish-purple hues. Oregon Vineyards, and others, are known to give the grapes a chance to produce naturally high sugar levels and opt to harvest later in the growing periods.

"Early budding," also known as early ripening, are procedures vineyards use in cooler climates, giving the wines a crisp freshness. This white wine has traditionally been noted for having a middle-of-the-road acidity, which goes well with Fish and Chips dishes, whereas the US nightlife has other uses.

Is Pinot Grigio high or low in acidity compared to other white wines?

Interestingly enough, sommeliers say this wine is traditionally known for its full-bodied, medium-high acidity, dryness, and lack of sweet notes. Of course, some US vineyards, such as Barefoot vineyards in Oregon, are known to add an acidic citrus note along with various sweet fruits (tart green apple, peaches, etc.) for the more casual consumer. Pinot Grigio is smack dab right in the middle of the acidity spectrum for white wines.

How about compared to Red Wine?

Red wine, however, is a different story together. This white wine sits near the top with a medium to high acidity. Italian wines are famous for having highly acidic vintages, which go well with pasta and marinara dishes.

That being said, the Pinot Grigio will also have notes that match well with pasta dinners, both Asiatic and Italian. Other than the acidity matches, there is hardly anything in common between this sweet, citrusy white wine and red wine.

How will Pinot Grigio affect me if I have acid Reflux?

As with anything acidic consumed by a person who suffers from Acid Reflux disease, it will likely cause burning effects on the esophageal region. Take a countermeasure such as Bismuth subsalicylate found in products like Pepto-Bismol. Or a sure-fire bet, avoid the Pinot altogether and go with a different form of spirits for the evening.

Otherwise, the only way to one hundred percent avoid any aggravation to the condition would be to not drink wine.

Final thoughts.

• Something to think about; let the mind munch on for a while. High-end sommeliers say that the best Pinot is dry and lacks sweetness; tasters will regularly check to determine a bottle's overall dryness and for tannins.

• Pinot Grigio grapes can be grown in most climates on Earth, and cooler temperatures result in higher acidic notes in the wine. Therefore, Pinot Grigio ranks among the middle in white wines and has higher acidity than most red wines.

• Traditional Pinot Grigio comes from Burgandy, France. Other notable classical Pinot growers include Italian vineyards, which have lighter-bodied, highly acidic wines perfect for fish and seafood dishes.

• Some US vineyards produce white wines with citric acid notes and other fruits.

• Anything with higher acidic properties will affect someone with Acid Reflux Disease.

• The classic pairing for a traditional Pinot Grigio would be Fish and Chips, lighter plates of pasta, and fish tacos.


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