In the last 10 years, Italy's most celebrated white grape Pinot Grigio has certainly made its mark on Aussie palates. Refreshing and easy-to-drink, not only is it the ideal summer wine, it's a white for all seasons. This Italian classic knows how to please and even the most discerning of palates will enthusiastically agree, this is a beaut!
Sensi are one of our favourite Italian producers, and for good reason. Celebrated as one of the most respected and oldest wineries in Tuscany, expect nothing less than fruity goodness from this classic Pinot Grigio. Bright with lively pear, fresh cut apples and a zingy acidic finish - it's uncomplicated and true to form. A straight-up Italian Grigio that will make you think of sunny days ahead, it's no wonder Aussies are embracing this sexy Italian style with wide-eyed enthusiasm...
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
Seriously, who hasn’t heard of Sensi wines? Celebrated as the pride and joy of Tuscany, Sensi is recognised as one of the largest producers in the region and has cemented itself as one of the best, with a rich, successful and long 120-year old presence in the Tuscan Hills. An Italian stallion of a producer, its success and growth continues to ascent with each passing year, with an uncompromising put-into-practice philosophy of elegance, consistency and excellence when it comes to wine production.
Italian wine regions are by far some of the most difficult to learn about. With over 350 official wine varieties, it can be very easy to get lost. Never fear though, you'll see some of your old friends such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese as well as some new friends such as Chianti, Arneis, Fiano, Nebbiolo and Vermentino. Italian wines are a match made in heaven for food, but can easily be enjoyed on their own. Good food and good wine - THAT is the Italian way.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Salt & pepper squid
- 3 (about 600g) large cleaned squid hoods
- 1L (4 cups) vegetable oil
- 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground white pepper
- 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- Lemon wedges and soy sauce with
- sliced fresh red chilli, to serve
- Use a sharp knife to cut through 1 side of each squid hood lengthways. Open out flat with inside surface facing up and score surface diagonally. Cut into 3.5cm squares and pat dry with paper towel.
- Heat the oil in a large wok over medium heat until it reaches 190°C on a confectionary/oil thermometer. (Or, add a 5cm cube of bread to the oil - it should turn light golden in 10 seconds.)
- Meanwhile, combine the flour, salt, pepper, Chinese five-spice and chilli in a medium bowl. Add the squid and toss gently to coat.
- Remove half of the squid from the flour mixture and shake off any excess. Add to the oil and cook, turning with a slotted metal spoon, for 2 minutes or until the squid just turns golden and curls. Use the slotted spoon to transfer the squid to a large plate lined with paper towel to drain. Reheat the oil in the wok to 190°C. Repeat with the remaining squid.
- Serve immediately with the lemon wedges and chilli soy sauce.
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