Color: Light yellow.
Bouquet: Notes reminiscent ofripe fruit (white peaches, pears and mature chamomile) mingle with sweet notes of vanilla deriving from the refinement in oak.
Flavor: Harmonious, elegant, refined.
The freshness of this wine is a vivid embodiment of the Dolomites. This estate produced Pinot Grigio is cultivated in the hills and deep valleys of the Italian Alps which enjoy the winds that blow up the river valley from Lake Garda. This Pinot Grigio Riserva has a distinct and refined body thanks to the fermentation of some of the wine in barrel for 6-8 months.
The Pinot Grigio varietal has been cultivated since a long time in the Adige Valley, where it is also known as Ruländer. The Pinot Grigio Riserva is produced with grapes cultivated in the vineyards of one of the most traditional areas for this varietal: named "Zablani”, which is situated Northeast of Mezzocorona.
|Wine maker notes
|Part of the Pinot Grigio is then fermented in stainless steel tanks (40%) and the remaining 60% is fermented in small oak barrels, 1-2 years old, to obtain a delicate contribution of oak to the fruity notes of the Pinot Grigio. After fermentation the wine remains in oak barrels for 6-8 months. After 10-11 months the wine fermented in stainless steel is blended with the wine fermented in barriques.
|Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs well with polentas, au gratin dishes, pasta with porcini mushrooms, fish and white meats.