Pinot Grigio, 85% minimum
Pinot Grigio can boast an important ancestor: it is a bud mutation of Pinot Nero. Its origins are to be traced back to Germany and France. Its characteristic color, grey tending to pink, gives rise to coppery-colored wine. It seems that this grape was brought to Italy from Burgundy by General Sambuy, for his Como vineyards. From there, it slowly spread to the Tre Venezie and Lombardy. It has reached the other Italian wine-growing regions only in the last few decades.
• AREA OF CULTIVATION
Hills of Chieti – Slopes of the Maiella mountain, at a height of about 450mt a.s.l.
• IN VINEYARD
It is grown in Abruzzese-style pergola, at a height of about 450mt, on South/South-East-facing calcareous and gravelly soil. The vineyards are managed following the organic production method, Reg. (CE) n. 834/2007.
The harvest is done manually in 20 kg crates at the beginning of September, to keep its quite high acidity and obtain a uniform skin color, which transmits the typical onion-skin color to the wine.
• IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature. The original coppery/pink color is preserved as the producer does not use decolorizing charcoal on this wine.
Aging takes place on the lees, which provides the wine with complex and important shades.
• SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS
Coppery-colored wine, with shades of pink depending on the year and on the vintage. Its bouquet is intense, complex and floral with fruity notes of red berries like cherry or sour cherry. Soft and elegant in the mouth, balances and very persistent. The finish and aftertaste is long and fruity.
• FOOD MATCHES
Perfect in combination with light starters and vegetable dishes, fish and delicate dishes. Ideal with summer dishes.
• SERVING TEMPERATURE
• ALCOHOL CONTENT
13,5 % Vol.