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M.A.I. Sip of the Week: Summer Classic The Biltmore Estate Waterfront Wine Trio

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

Biltmore Estate Waterfront Wine Trio

What’s going on everyone? Today, I will be reviewing Biltmore Estate Pinto Grio 2021. I hold a WSET Level 1 Certification, and I simply love trying various wines and sharing my thoughts. Years ago, I began attending monthly wine tasting in Boston, MA with friends. This began my love for tasting great food paired with amazing wines! Recently I decided to have my wines curated by a well known online wine club company, and I haven’t been very impressed with the selections that I’ve been receiving. So I decided order a few bottles of wine if my own from a producer that I know. As a result, I would like to share my thoughts on this beautiful bottle of wine!

M.A.I. First Impressions

Now ladies and gents, if you’re a #winelover like I am, then you know there’s a few staples that you must have in your sipping repertoire. You have to have a good “Cab”, a nice Chardonnay, and fab “Pinot.” I mean, for me, I love having them in the house, just in case, I’m entertaining. So, last week, I picked up the Waterfront Wine Trio from Biltmore Estate that’s the perfect sip for your summer entertaining pleasure. It’s also super affordable! The first of the trio that I decided to sip was the Pinot Grigio. First of all, after I let it chill in the refrigerator for a bit it was perfect sipping temperature. Here’s a little reminder for some, or a tip for others, Pinot Grigio tastes best when chilled. So to ensure it’s optimal taste is enjoyed, remember to allow it to chill to about 45-50 degrees F. Now, this wine is beautifully pale in color. It has a “lemon” hue and is almost light as water. I love white wines this pale because, I love their flavors. This Pinot Grio had gorgeous white peach and floral notes on the nose, follow it up with the same flavors on the sip. When allowed to chill, it’s crisp very pleasant! I truly enjoyed sipping this wine!

M.A.I. Wine Pairings

When I sip white wines, I generally like to go for a lighter fare to pair with my wine. However, this past week we had a “birthday boy” in my house, and I made some super delicious homemade Italian spaghetti and meatballs…”chef’s kiss!” So, I paired my wine with the spaghetti and meatballs, and it paired really well. There were a few times when it felt like the acidity was clashing, but that’s to be expected. The dish had high acidity and so does the wine. I know traditionally a great red wine such as, a Chianti or Sangiovese, would do the trick; but this time I wanted something a little bit different. Maybe it was a little too different, LOL! Next time, I will probably pair it with seafood, Alfredo pasta or a Scampi. Overall, it was still pretty good.

M.A.I. Final Score

As I close this week, when I received my WSET Level 1 Certification, in the summer of 2021, I knew that I wanted to try various wines and share my well-informed thoughts. Overall, I thought this was an outstanding wine, and I give it 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 (5 out 5 Wine Glasses). I highly recommend this wine for any time that you would like to entertain, and have a wonderful sip!

Please feel free to to leave a comment, and share your experience if you’ve tasted this wine before.

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