Celebrating its 30th anniversary of their inaugural vintage, northern Italy’s KRIS Wines has enjoyed commercial and critical success of its beloved Pinot Grigio, thanks to family ownership and decades-long relationships with a select small group of grape growers in Friuli and Veneto. KRIS embodies the notion that ‘wine is an Italian art’ with its elegant, handcrafted style, playful personality, and modern Italian interpretation of classic varietals. Their beautifully designed labels are steeped in intrigue following the work of Riccardo Schweizer, a good friend of the winery owner, a native of Northern Italy and one of Italy’s most famous contemporary artists, who painted together with world-renowned figures like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and other brilliant cubist and impressionist artists. It emphasizes the role of the sun in ripening the grapes to perfection, the human hand in crafting the wine, and the lips that savor the wine. Consumers can anticipate tasting the 2022 KRIS Pinot Grigio this summer as bottles adorned with the 30th Anniversary seal and QR code roll out on shelves. KRIS Pinot Grigio is now held in a lighter weight bottle (360g), which saves nearly 2 million pounds in ocean freight weight through the year.
PINOT GRIGIO DOC DELLE VENEZIE
Made entirely from Pinot Grigio grown in the Veneto regions of northeast Italy, this wine ferments in stainless steel to preserve its wholesome freshness and fruitiness.
Brilliant lemon-green color, Kris offers enticing aromas of acacia-flowers, citrus, tangerine and hints of almonds. Recommended with risotto, tossed salads, homemade pasta and grilled white meats or salmon.