Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC 2017
/ Delle Venezie
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio
In northern Italy’s Delle Venezie region, the Pinot Grigio vines are planted to hillside vineyards situated 750 feet above sea level, where they benefit from well-drained, mineral rich, volcanic basaltic rock and calcareous clay soils. After handpicking, the grapes were gently guided through a pneumatic press, followed by inoculation with selected yeasts and three weeks of cold fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was avoided to promote fresh acidity, and the wine is not oak aged, allowing the grapes’ varietal character to remain prominent.
Winemaker Challenge International2017 vintage
Tasting Panel2017 vintage
Grapes were hand-picked from the end of August through mid-September.
Caposaldo Pinot Grigio features a dry, crisp, vibrant texture with medium body and delicate aromas of apples and peaches further enhanced by acacia blossoms and almonds on the palate and a clean, crisp, vibrant structure.
Pairs well with poultry and light pork, fish and seafood, pasta dishes including the classic basil pesto, and delicate cheeses.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
APPELLATION: Delle Venezie DOC
ACIDITY: 5.80 g/L
points of distinction
- 100% handpicked grapes
- Vinified in temperature-controlled tanks for maximum freshness
- A fresh, oak-free, varietally correct Pinot Grigio
- A classic Italian wine at an accessible price
about the grape +
This grape makes fresh, crisp, charming wines with apple, pear, almond and acacia flower aromas and clean, stone fruit flavors, or creamy, honeyed wines with spice, blossom and mineral aromas.
The fruit for each Caposaldo wine is hand harvested from low-yielding vineyards in prime growing areas in the classic wine regions of Tuscany, the Veneto and Lombardy.