Onorevole Grigio Pinot Grigio DOC delle Venezie

Technical Sheet

GRAPE VARIETY OR BLEND
100% Pinot Grigio.

TERROIR AND CLIMATE
The family-owned Pinot Grigio vineyards are located at the foot of the Colli Asolani hills at an altitude of about 150mt above sea level. With the hills sheltering against cold winds, the vineyards benefit from a mild, temperate climate and have good sun exposure. The soil composition is a balanced combination of silt, clay and sand.

YIELD
15 tons/ha. Estimated yield per plant: 4 kg.

WINEMAKING
After destemming and crushing, the Pinot Grigio grapes are cooled and allowed cryo-maceration (low-temperature pre-fermentative maceration) for about 12 hours: a winemaking technique that allows the extraction of primary aromas from the grape skins, enhancing the varietal character of the wine. The pressed juice is separated from suspended solids. The winemaker then selects a small portion of the total juice (5-10%) for barrel fermentation in used French oak barrels for a smoother flavour extraction. The remaining 90-95% of the total juice is meant for fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperature to increase aroma retention. After fermentation the two base wines are blended and racked to a stainless steel tank for some aging on the lees. During this stage the release of nutrients and other compounds back into the wine is aided by periodically re-suspending the yeast cells by means of a gentle stirring, a process referred to as batonnage.

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 12% vol
Total acidity: 5,5‰
Dry extract: 18‰
Residual sugar: 4 g/l

TASTING NOTES
Bright straw yellow with golden hues. This Pinot Grigio has a delicately fruited nose of ripe apple and lychee with some enticing floral notes of jasmine and elderflower and just a hint of vanilla. The palate is focused and fresh, nicely savoury with a lovely texture leading to a dry, mineral finish.

FOOD PAIRING
With vibrant flavors and a clean finish, this elegant Pinot Grigio is a versatile, engaging partner for many menus and occasions.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
8 – 10 °C

 
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