Trentino is the most northerly wine-producing region in Italy near the Swiss alps. It is composed of two autonomous provinces named Trentino and Alto Adige. Trentino remains characterized by the alpine peaks which soar upwards for many thousands of feet above the Adige valley floor. The peaks and ridges bring protection from the elements, casting a rain shadow over the valley and channeling warm air currents through the area, as the land heats up and cools down during the day. It is this reliable mountain breeze that keeps the vineyards free from undesirable rot and fungal diseases.
Sourced from vineyards ranging from 15 – 40 years years of age. These vineyards are very mature and it is shown in the structure and quality of the wine. All the fruit was harvested by hand and was transferred to the winery for fermentation in mid September 2010. Fermentation and maturation was in Stainless steel only and the wine underwent partial malolatic fermentation that helped to soften the natural acidity of the wine. It was bottled early in 2011 to retain the freshness that this variety is so famous for.
This wine is straw yellow in colour, with a slight pale copper tinge – typical of good quality Pinot Grigio. Although dry, it has a slight fruit sweetness on the palate. The aromas and flavours are very complex with a mixture of nuttiness, mineral and citrus overtones. The wine has a very full palate balanced by excellent acidity
Pinot Grigio’s go extraordinarily well with seafood, and the crisp acidity means it is great with oysters. The wine is a delicious accompaniment to light pasta dishes with either fish or cream sauces. Best served well chilled and perfect for the hot summer months.