Fontavera Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC (12pk)
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Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Soil: Mineral Gravel
Elevation: 300m +
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
Winemaker: Andrea Sartori
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Fontavera wines are crafted by winemaker Andrea Sartori, the great-grandson of the founder of the still family owned Sartori di Verona Winery in 1898; now considered one the most important wineries of the North-East.
Andrea has strongly voiced his concerns of the impact of climate change and advocated the need to support the future of organic viticulture combined with higher altitude plantings. The wines of Fontavera are a direct result of his ambition, seeking out older, organically farmed vineyards grown on higher, cooler sites.
Winemaking: All hand-picked and hand-sorted before whole bunch pressing to 100% stainless steel for fermentation. After an uneventful ferment to dryness the wine spent a short period on lees to build mouth-feel and flavour complexity before being bottled.
2017 Vintage: the 2017 vintage will be recorded as one of the smallest in almost 60 years, down almost 15% to the year prior. A spring frost and a hail event reduced bunch size resulting in less berries. The better sites at higher altitudes with excellent canopy management ensured they avoided the heat of the summer and delivered premium fruit with very fine, pure flavours indeed.
Tasting Note: The 2017 Pinot Grigio is a shimmering wine displaying lemons, fresh green pear, cloves, nettle and wet stone. Spending a short time on lees post fermentation has softened the wine and delivered a more layered, textural mouthfeel whilst maintaining the racy acidity we expect of the region. Best consumed in its youth, this wine will partner well with fresh seafood, goats cheese dishes and antipasto.
The below information is available for stockists of this product.
Bottle Barcode: 9344154011873
Carton Barcode: 9344154011880