The Pinot Grigio grapes are grown on guyot systems located in the municipality of Montagna halfway up to high hills, between 350 and 750 meters. The deep, rich soil with a high content of clay and lime comes the surrounding mountain erosion. The vineyards face between south and south-west.
THE WINE-MAKING METHOD:
The fermentation of the must takes place at a controlled temperature, in steel tanks and small oak casks (barriques). Afterwards the wine ages for about four months on its yeast lees, the period necessary to build up body, depth and structure.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WINE:
Pinot Grigio is of an intense straw-yellow colour, with a fragrant floral bouquet recalling locust flowers, sage and hay, almonds and sandalwood. After an adequate time in the bottle, aromas of linden flowers and honey develop. The wine wins over the palate with its fineness and elegance, and for its fresh full bodiedness.
Pinot Grigio is at its best after about three months of aging in the bottle. It is the ideal accompaniment to pasta and grain entrées, vegetable dishes and grilled white meat.
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