I love just about every kind of wine, but pinot grigio is my favorite (especially in the summertime). At the end of most days, the only thing I want is a
bottle glass of this ice cold, crisp white wine. So, when the folks at Francis Ford Coppola Winery asked me if I wanted to try one of their Diamond Collection wines, I immediately asked to sample the Pinot Grigio.
The Francis Coppola Diamond Collection - which includes 11 different wines - began in 1997 as a way to make delicious wines at an affordable price (my kind of vino!). The grapes for these wines are sourced from "approved" (by Francis Coppola) California vineyards, and all of the varietals feature fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavors and immediate drinkability.
The chilled Pinot Grigio I sampled was crisp, refreshing, and had just a hint of effervescence in each sip. The flavor was wonderfully dry, with just a hint of sweetness from the fruit flavors it possesses (think peaches and lemons). I enjoyed a glass of this alongside some gazpacho I made the other night (recipe coming soon!), but this wine would also be the perfect beverage for a cookout, or alongside some fresh seafood.
Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio can be found in stores throughout Boston and Massachusetts (I'd just call your local shop to see if they carry it), but it's also available for purchase online.
What's your favorite type of wine to drink in the summer?
This sample was complimentary, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own.