- Arco’s one of the most experienced and well-connected winemakers in South Africa’s Western Cape and his speciality is seeking out the very best parcels of grapes and making wines that showcase the regions they’re from. Like this tasty little number from Breedekloof in the heart of the Western Cape.
This crisp white is Arco’s South African homage to Italian Pinot Gris - but he’s doubled up on intensity and character to make it the perfect accomplice for any foodie. It’s laced with tons of zingy fresh citrus flavours - lime, lemon, pear, nectarine and apple - with subtle hints of honey and floral aromas and goes a dream with crispy Portuguese prawn cakes or a big battered cod fillet and chips.
Arco wanted to pay his good fortune forward, after Angels came to the rescue in his hour of need. So he made this Pinot Gris to say thank you and give some of South Africa’s struggling winemakers a leg up - it’s a real win-win!
- What’s fresher than a spray of ocean air, and zestier than a lemon convention? If you answered Pinot Grigio, you’d be absolutely right. And, if you didn't, maybe it's time you gave it a try.
- Our Italian bubble genius, Paolo, has set his sights on this Italian stalwart... and boy, has he made it worth your while! This crisp beauty will zip across your taste buds with a slice of apple and a touch of white peach.
- At a slender 12% it can be enjoyed on its lonesome or as a companion for steaming hot pasta with a rich creamy sauce.
- Pinot Gris has been grown in the Pfalz region for some time. I love Pinot Gris as a wine… it is literally a Pinot Noir with no colour. It can be just as complex, and the finest examples are quite challenging to make.
- I wanted to make a fresher style of Pinot Gris which still has richness, texture and a sense of place. To do this I selected 3 vineyard sites (hence the *3*) for the project. The different vineyards all contribute to the complexity of the wine.
- The outcome is something pretty special. Succulent ripe fruity flavours of apple, melon and pear with a rich textural quality and a fresh crisp finish.
Angel funding helped Chris select high-quality Pinot Gris from his choice of 5 vineyards across Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley, to capture the signature crisp, zingy character and fruity complexity of this regional classic.
Compared to California, Oregon’s wineries are modest, mom and pop run affairs, yet their small-scale boutique wines have won world fame, and sell for top dollar in Michelin-starred restaurants everywhere. But Chris makes them for us at Angel prices.
It’s bursting with lively fruit flavours from white peach to melon, and a seriously crisp, refreshing finish. US Angels love this stuff so much that it took us 4 years to smuggle a batch out. If you love it as much as we think, we’ll get Chris to go long on the next vintage, we don’t want to wait another 4 years...
- Paolo is one of the Veneto's genius winemakers, even with something as simple as this scrumptious Pinot Grigio blush.
- It's a wonderfully light and quaffable wine, with hints of fresh raspberries and crisp apple flavours.
- One of the best things is how versatile this little beauty is. It's elegant enough for fish dishes but has enough oomph to go with the odd homemade pie or spag bol.
- Peter is the 14th generation of Kleins working as a winemaker so he really know his stuff.
- His fantastically fresh Pinot Gris is packed full of ripe pear and honeydew melon fruit with a spritz of zippy lemon on the finish. Rich, textured and powerful - it's classic Pinot Gris and it's absolutely delicious.
- This lively, dry white is an excellent pairing for grilled salmon or an earthy mushroom risotto.
When we sent out word that Angels wanted more affordable white wines from off the beaten track, we never expected one of our Italian winemakers to pitch up with a cracking Pinot Grigio from Moldova.
Moldova lies at the eastern edge of Europe, bordering the Russian Steppe. Its rolling hillsides of rich black soil overlie ancient fossilised limestone. Bright sunshine combined with keen winds keep the vines healthy and honest. Perfect for making crisp, refreshing whites like this Pinot Grigio.
Serena’s fruity and fresh Pinot Grigio will surprise you with its depth of texture and flavour. It’s full of vibrant, bright citrus, pear and floral notes, and a lingering aftertaste. This is proper ‘happy juice’, a wine to sit in the garden and enjoy.
- Pinot Grigio is probably the most popular wine variety in the world right now. The region around Verona, where I grow my Pinot Grigio, has the best soil and micro climate for this kind of grape and wine - so I just had to make one for Angels!
- Naked Wines has changed my life, because they have given me the chance to do what I like. After the success of my first white last year, I asked Naked Wines if I could make a Pinot Grigio. The answer was 'yes, you can'... Just as easy as that!
- My Pinot Grigio is like a creamy fruit salad that has the freshness of a crisp white, but still has a nice structure and length. This contrast makes it very enjoyable for many different palates and for red and white lovers.