January and February were defined by frequent rains and fluctuating temperatures, with January being warmer than average and February temperatures in line with previous years. March has two cold spells, one at the beginning of the month and one in the last third. The last few days in March instead saw a rise in temperatures, which led to the warmest April in the last ten years. This brought on vigorous budding phase for all varieties, both in the hill vineyards and those in the flood plains. Rain wasn’t plentiful, about 20-30% less than over the past fifty years. That notwithstanding, the water reserves were regularly replenished throughout April and May and was sufficient in guaranteeing a regular growth to the plants that flowered as early as ten days earlier than usual - around mid - May for some varieties. June brought around 120mm worth of rain water, supporting a regular growth of the grapes and bunch closure, which took place during the last ten days of the month. A dry and very warm July supported an early veraison phase, which took place during the first ten days of month, about two weeks earlier than is the norm. The refracted light from the Adriatic Sea, which improved the leaves’ efficiency, and the significant day/night temperature variations brought on by the sea breeze both decisively influenced the development of the grapes’ aromatic precursors and other ripening parameters, leading to one of the earliest grape harvests in history, which took place from the middle of August to the end of September. A long harvest characterised by a lovely climate with warm, dry days followed by cool evenings helped select the best times to harvest to achieve the determined oenological goals. The Pinot Grigio grapes from our area are defined by their excellent sugar concentration and balanced content of organic acidity.
CA light straw-yellow wine with a lively green apple and citrus nose and sweeter nuances of orange blossoms and jasmine. On the palate it is elegant and displays balanced acidity and notes of field herbs and toasted hazelnut. The finish is long and savoury.
This versatile Pinot Grigio makes for a delicious aperitif wine, and is the perfect partner to rich salads, pasta dishes and fish-based mains. It is superb with any summery dish.
- ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 12.5% Vol.