Full flavoured, textural and fresh Grigio. Outstanding wine from a top organic producer!
Cantina Bolzano winegrowers have a strong focus on near-natural methods and sustainably managed vineyards. Fruity aromas of pears and apples, light notes of honey and nut. This is full-flavoured, mellow and rich with nutty complexity. Far more concentration and interest than your regular Pinot Grigio.
Wine: CANTINA BOLZANO Pinot Grigio 2018
Producer: Cantina Bolzano/Kellerei Bozen
Region/Country: Alto Adige, Italy
Grape/s: Pinot Grigio
Production Method: Organic. Minimal intervention winemaking in stainless steel to preserve aromatics
Style: Crisp, dry Grigio with nice texture and stone fruit character
Pairing Suggestion: Salads, vegetable dishes, white meat
Variety: Pinot Gris/Grigio
Profile: One of the darkest skinned white varieties, often with a pink/reddish tinge, and colours often range widely within the same bunch. Gris and Grigio are indicate style and origin, with Gris tending to be darker, richer and oilier and Grigio lighter and crisper as a rule. Pinot Gris often tends toward dark golden in colour and can be higher in alcohol and richness. It has soft acidity and with spicy, fragrant aromatics. It will often have a touch of residual sugar, meaning it is great for pairing with spicy Asian cuisine, and in Alsace is regularly made into sweet wine. Pinot Grigio is most synonymous with Northern Italy. The best examples are fresh and fragrant with zesty and floral aromatics and moreish texture.
Classic Regions: Alsace (France), Fruili, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy), Central Otago (New Zealand), Baden (Germany)
This estate represents the joint efforts of two of Alto Adige’s most historic coops—Santa Magdalena, est. 1930 and Cantina Gries, est. 1908 after they merged in the 1960s. What stands out with Bolzano is the good nature of everyone that works there combined with a borderline militaristic commitment to quality and tradition. Their winemaking team has identified key targets for their growers from phenolic ripeness, to acid to yield per acre and they created massive incentives for growers to aim for quality over quantity.