Bolzano 2017 Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige DOC

Bolzano 2017 Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige DOC

Item Number: 11371

UPC: 8-029371103174

Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol
Sub Region: Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol
Appellation/AVA: Alto Adige DOC
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Grigio
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Gravel

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are gently pressed into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is temperature controlled. Maturation in stainless steel keeps the wine fresh and crisp.

Tasting Notes: The Bolzano Pinot Grigio is simply superb. It has a delicate bouquet of ripe apples and pears with a hint of honey, nuts and flowers. Pinot Grigio is one of the most elegant white wines, but when grown in the Alps, Pinot Grigio develops strong acidity on the palate. This wine's body is quite robust. Strong, crisp acidity creates a juicy and mouthwatering finish.

Vintage Impressions: "To be perfectly clear, the 2017, 2016 and 2015 wines I tasted from Alto Adige this year were some of the most impressive in memory, especially the reds. In fact, I do not recall a better regional performance this year than what I saw in Alto Adige." - Ian D'Agata, Vinous 12/4/2018

About the Alto Adige: An Italian wine zone framed by the Tyrol mountains, Alto Adige is bordered by Austria, and shares much of its cultural and winemaking traditions with its neighbor. Despite its northerly position, the region has a warm summer climate in the valleys and the hills, making vine growing possible. Schiava (Vernatsch) has typically been the dominant grape, but internationally styled wines made with Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are currently overtaking more traditional styles. Santa Maddalena still is made from Schiava, and is the most important varietal DOC within the Alto Adige appellation. The second most important DOC is Lagrein, another native red grape. Other varietals include Pinot Nero, Silvaner, Muller-Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Bianco, and Sauvignon Blanc. Blending and use of barriques are two newer developments in the region.