Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC

Perfectly ripe grapes are harvested by hand and brought to the cellar in small crates. They are destemmed and left to cold macerate for a few hours. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After the first racking the wine is left on its noble lees and then bottled.

This wine perfectly represents its unique environment.

 


Wine exported to

Hong Kong, Bermuda, Canada, USA, Singapore, Puerto Rico

Grape Varieties:

Pinot Grigio

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

10 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

15-17 °C (59-62.6 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:

no

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

stainless steel

Bottling period:

Spring

Aging before bottling:

A few months on the fine lees

Closure:

Screwcap

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

The Lagarina Valley, south of Trento, northeast of Lake Garda

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay and sand

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

200-500 (656-1,640 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

2,500-3,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

8.8 lbs per vine

Exposure:

Southwestern

Age of vines:

5-25 years old

Time of harvest:

Early September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

670,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Straw yellow in color, pleasant floral and fruity aromas of apple, apricot and pear. Medium-bodied, with refreshing fruit, distinct character and balance.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with fish, especially salmon, halibut and swordfish; also pasta and white meat. The winemaker suggests fried fish, seafood, fowl and typical Mediterranean pasta and risotto dishes.

Aging potential:

1-2 years

Alcohol:

12,5% alcohol by volume, dry extract: 21,1 g/l, total acidity: 5.2 g/l; residual sugar: 1.5 g/l; pH 3.36.

Winemaker:

Franco Bernabei