When it came time to name this wine, Mr. & Mrs. Vino just couldn’t agree. So we invited friends and wine club members to submit names for the wine, then held a contest to determine the winner. THANK YOU Kim Thomas for naming this wine for us. We are delighted with the way it turned out. As you can see in this photo, the wine is EXACTLY the same color of the beautiful sunsets over Avila Beach.
This bone-dry rose-style Pinot Grigio is perfect with hard-to-match foods like asparagus and arugula. But it’s light, crisp and refreshing flavors make it the perfect cocktail sipper! This may be one of Mrs. Vino’s favorite light wines, ever. Try it with Roasted Broccoli Rabe (recipe on blog) or grapefruit and watercress salad (recipe below).
To purchase this wine, please call Morovino at (805) 627-1443 or email Mrs. Vino@Morovino.com.
Silver Medal, 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2012 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition
Residual Sugar, 0.08% (yep, that’s BONE dry)
Brix at Harvest, 22%
GRAPEFRUIT AND WATERCRESS SALAD
2 Pink Grapefruits, sectioned and chopped
1 Papaya (about 1lb) peeled and sliced in ¼” slices
2 Tablespoons fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 Teaspoon grapefruit zest
1 ½ Tablespoons Pinot Grigio or White Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Fruit Olive Oil like Olio Nuevo
Sea Salt & fresh ground Pepper
1 bunch Watercress tough stems removed carefully rinsed. *
In a small bowl whisk together zest, Grapefruit juice, vinegar and Fajita Frenzy to make a dressing. Season with salt & pepper. Place watercress on a serving platter and drizzle with dressing. Top with the grapefruit and papaya slices. Toss slightly and serve immediately.
*a note about Watercress. It’s a lovely salad green. You need to make sure it’s fresh and green. Occasionally I see watercress in stores that’s kind of gray and wilted. Old watercress smells and tastes like feet. Yuck. If you can’t find it at your Farmer’s Market or though a Community Supported Agriculture program, Vons carries hydroponically grown watercress in bags that is delicious. Make sure to trim off as much of the stem as you can, it’s really tough.