Pinot Grigio

CantinaBolzano_PinotGrigio_100.jpgWinery: Cantina Bolzano / Santa Magdalena
Alto Adige
Bolzano, Italy
Appellation: Alto Adige
Designation: DOC

In a few words: This wine will change the way you think about Pinot Grigio. Profoundly.

Site: From 4-500 m high vineyards on the western side of the Adige Valley (morning sun). Porphyry and gravel.

Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio

Fermentation and Aging: Temperature controlled stainless steel until spring of the year following the vintage.

Notes: Compared with Pinot Grigio from Friuli and other parts of Italy, Alto Adige’s style emphasizes minerality and high-toned acidity. Santa Magdalena’s Pinot Grigio has balance and expressiveness that few in its category can rival.

Interesting to know: Being that Bolzano was formerly part of Austria, German is the first language for most of its residents. Even though it's so far north, summertime temperatures in Bolzano during the day are some of the highest in all of Italy. The sun's energy seems to gain strength among the peaks. Then nightime arrives, and the cool mountain air sweeps down providing instant air conditioning. Lovely!