Wine of Italy. Pinot Grigio - White Italian Wine. The One-Liner. Well-made, versatile, Pinot Grigio. Tasting Note. A fresh, dry white with gentle floral and citrus aromas. Crisp and delicate on the palate with lightly honeyed fruit balanced by lemony acidity and a fresh, dry finish. In the Vineyard. Produced from selected Pinot Grigio grapes grown on hillside vineyards in Northern Italy. The grapes were hand harvested during the first 2 weeks of September. In the Winery. The grapes were crushed and gently pressed and the juice allowed to settle and clarify before cool fermentation at 16 to 18C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled young after a period of 3 to 6 months ageing on fine lees in stainless steel tanks. Producer Details. Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, our aim is to produce a range of authentic, well priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Fruili and the Veneto, with the addition of Prosecco, and Grillo and Catarratto wines from Sicily. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Our most recent project has brought Cannonau and Vermentino from Sardinia to the portfolio. Award&Press. 2009 Vintage: December Wine Awards 2010 - Bronze. 2009 Vintage:""Citrus aromas, fresh and tangy pears with a zesty, grassy edge. Nice acidity, well made.""Decanter world Wine Awards Judges Comments, Decanter Magazine, October 2010. 2008 Vintage:""Happy-go-lucky holiday pinot grigio with sufficient leafy, lemony, spicy fruit to keep everyone smiling.""Jane Macquitty, The Times 15th august 2009
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- A highly versatile dry white, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany foods such as seafood, grilled fish, salads and cold white meats.
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