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PINOT GRIGIO
DOC 2016

Mountain breezes descend at night to soothe vines that have basked in the summer sunlight.

Varietal(s): Pinot Grigio
Age of vines: 10 – 15 years
Temperature: 10 – 12 °C
Age-ability: 2017 – 2022
Yield: 50 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 14,5 %
Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 5,7 g/l

VINTAGE

The 2016 vintage produced numerous surprises. The mild spring was succeeded by a frigid April that initially brought growth to a standstill. Constant hard work in the vineyard ensured that the situation was kept under control. A changeable start to the summer was followed by sunny days in late August and September. The grape harvest began in mid-September. The white wines are distinguished by a pleasant aroma supported by a well-structured acidity, while the red wines are marked by their powerful fragrance and matching.

VINIFICATION

Whole-cluster pressing of ripe and healthy grapes, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°C (35% big oak barrels) five-month ageing on the fine lees, filtering and bottling in March.

VINEYARD

Northeast facing slope at 250 – 300 meters above sea level, a rather breezy vineyard that has a relatively warm micro-climate, despite its altitude; this combination allows a high degree of ripeness without danger of Botrytis. Heavy soils, primarily loamy, weathered chalk.

TASTING NOTES

– light straw-yellow
– ripe pear, hazelnut, honeydew melon and a hint of vanilla on the nose
– the wine is round and smooth on the palate with light undertones of wood on the finish

RECOMMENDATION

This wine is an excellent accompaniment to mushroom dishes, fish and seafood. It is also recommended as an aperitif wine.

AWARDS

Wine & Spirits – 2008, 2011: 91 p.
BIBENDA – 2012: 4 Grapes
Luca Maroni – 2012., 2013: 90 p.
Wine Enthusiast – 2012: 90 p.
Robert Parker – 2015: 90 p.