2012 PINOT GRIGIO

Grape variety: Pinot Gris.

Description: brilliant straw yellow with a green shimmer. Quite pronounced and expressive aroma with flowery and somewhat spicy notes. Rich flavoured in the mouth, with a slight smokiness at the back and a good, fresh finish. When properly cellared, this will drink well for 2 to 4 years.

Suggested food: starters (both fish or meat), pâtés and terrines, fish and shellfish, poultry, white meat and mushrooms.

Origin: selected vineyard sites in the southern part of the Alto Adige appellation (Magrè and Salorno) and the most northern area of Trentino (Roverè della Luna), at 230 to 420 metres altitude (750 – 1,380 feet). Soils are sandy, gravelly and with a high content of limestone. Quite warm mesoclimate with big variations between day and night temperatures.

Age of the vines: 3 - 60 years.

Harvested: early September 2012.

Yield: 60 hl / ha.

Vinification: fermented in stainless steel tanks, followed by maturation on the fine lees for 4 months.

Alcohol: 13.0 % by vol.

Acidity: 5.2 g / litre.

Bottled: February 2013.

Release: March 2013.

Bottle sizes: 375 ml, 750 ml.

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