2023 Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio is a dry white wine grown and bottled in northeast Italy. For several vintages it’s been a favorite summer sip at Wine Adventure Basecamp. To watch our brief review on YouTube, click: https: 2023 Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio.

Production

Producer: Produced for Costco by Botter SPA, northeast Italy (see map below). Botter was founded in 1928 as a bulk wine producer and began bottling in the 1960’s. Large producer of traditional Italian wines for domestic and export markets.
Description:
Pinot Grigio.
Vineyards: Friuli Grave (see dark blue on vineyard areas map).
Production: Fermented in steel tanks. Per the label, production is “mis en bouteillé”- a wine term that indicates every step of production occured under the producer’s control. Typically, it means that grapes were grown in estate vineyards and then crushed, fermented, and bottled all at one facility. In general, this is an indication that the wine is of good or superior quality.
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 12.5%

Tasting Notes

This wine is for those who enjoy: Crisp, dry white wine fermented in steel and enjoyed well-chilled.
Appearance: Light, golden.
Aroma: White flowers.
Taste: Hint of tropical fruit, green apple and pear.
Finish: Balanced and smooth with light acidity.
Pairing: Grilled fish, grilled chicked, seafood pasta, risotto Milanese, summer salads, fresh mozzarella cheese.
Drink: Now through 2025.
Recommended for: Sipping and food pairing. Not recommend for cooking based on the style of the wine, not its quality.

Our Rating

Price: A ($4.99 – Purchased at Costco in Fairfield, CA)
Quality: B+
Overall Value: A

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Wine Regions Of Italy
Major Wine Regions Of Italy
Vineyard Areas Of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy

Producer Location

Disclosure: Author has no business or personal relationships with producers, importers, distributors, or retailers of this wine and received no compensation of any kind for this review.