Angels Gate Pinot Gris Pairing

Here is what we decided today to pair with today’s dinner– BBQ Chicken.

Today’s Pinot Gris Pick

Angels Gate Pinot Gris is a white wine produced in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. It is made by Angels Gate Winery, and it seems to have garnered some positive attention. Here is some information about the wine based on the provided web search results:

The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) website states that Angels Gate Pinot Gris has a pale straw color and offers lifted aromas of fig and smoke, with hints of pear and nuts. It is described as extra dry and fresh, with a good balance of fruit and acidity on the palate. The wine is classified as a VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wine, which signifies that it is made from Ontario-grown grapes and meets specific quality standards. The taste profile of this wine includes flavors such as floral notes, fig, and smokiness.

Ada Blythe

Ada— I liked this wine well enough but it is a stronger white than I am usually used to drinking. If I am drinking white wine, I go for a lighter taste. This was a very dark yellow and the flavor was medium strength: it was a good accompaniment to the chicken, garlic bread asparagus dinner. My rating is based on preferences rather than any wine tasting criteria.

My rating-

Rick— Nice yellow color. Matched the meal very well. Probably not a no-food sipper. It met the food but didn’t overpower it. Good match. As with a lot of wines, I have to go to sleep now.

My rating-

Angels Gate Pinot Gris Taste Profile

Pale straw color; lifted, fig and smoke aromas with hints of pear and nuts; extra dry and fresh with a nice balance of fruit and acidity on the palate.

It is categorized as having a medium body with moderate flavor intensity and acidity. The alcohol content is 13.5%.

Taste ProfilePinot Gris
Acidity11.5-13.5% ABV
Flavor ProfileNuanced bouquet of aromas and flavors including notes of ginger, clove, almond, lemon, lime, and raw honey
Recommended Serving Temperature45-55°F / 7-12°C
Recommended Glass TypeWhite
Cellar3-5 years
Food PairingWhite meats and seafood, particularly in meals that include a fruit element such as lemons, oranges, peaches, or apricots

Please note that taste profiles can vary depending on the specific producer and region the Pinot Gris comes from.

Rick’s BBQ Chicken

One must start with good chicken. The stuff in many of today’s grocery stores becomes very tough, and to me inedible off the grill. I use a variety of sauces or spice rubs depending on how we feel. Today I opted for Bulls-Eye Bold Original. It’s not that bold really, it’s kind of sweet. Yummy for sure!

Angels Gate Winery

The winery’s tasting room is open to visitors year-round and features a selection of wines for tasting and purchase. Read more about this winery in our tour of their premises.

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