Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT 2015
/ 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.
New York International Wine Competition2015 vintage
Ultimate Wine Challenge2015 vintage
2015 was an ideal growing season that produced some of the finest grapes in recent memory. A warm, gentle spring led to a warmer-than-average summer. Rainfall was lower than average but spread evenly and gently over the growing season leading to wonderful concentration in the grapes. Blight and rot were at extraordinary low levels due to optimal temperatures and relatively dry conditions. Harvest remained dry and warm leading to exceptional fruit and wonderful wines.
The Caposaldo Pinot Grigio features a dry, crisp, vibrant texture with medium body and delicate aromas of apples and other white fruit offset by acacia blossoms and almonds on the palate.
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 IGT
ACIDITY: 6.80 g/L
AGING: Stainless steel
points of distinction
- 100% handpicked grapes
- 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.