danzante pinot grigio

Winemaker's Notes

The 2015 Pinot Grigio boasts an intensive straw yellow. The bouquet is rich with aromas of tropical fruit, such as papaya and pineapple, followed by delicate floral notes. On the palate, the wine is wonderfully fresh and well balanced, with persistence.

Vineyards & Grapes

A relative of Pinot Noir, the white wine Pinot Grigio gets its name from the color of its grape, a grayish purple ("Grigio" means grey in Italian). The variety was first planted in Burgundy during the Middle Ages, then in other areas of France and Hungary during the time of Charles IV. Pinot Grigio finally arrived in Italy during the 1800s, and today, the grape is cultivated all over the country. Danzante Pinot Grigio is sourced from Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, the three northeastern regions of Italy collectively known as the Tre Venezie. With its relatively high altitude and cool summers and the warm currents from the Adriatic, this region allows Pinot Grigio to fully express its potential, resulting in a wine that reveals intense perfumes and a silky.

Fermentation & Aging

The grapes were hand-selected at optimum ripeness in September and gently pressed to retain the delicacy in the wine. The juice was then cool-fermented at 20C (68F) for about 15 days, then aged for 4 months to enhance the complexity. To ensure acidity and crispness, malolactic fermentation was not performed. The wine was aged in stainless steel, not oak, as it is designed to be consumed while young and fresh.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Appellation: Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT
Vineyard : Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino regions
Growing system: Cordon-trained, spur-pruned and pergola trentina style
Time of Harvest: September
Serving Temperature: 50-55 degrees
Acidity: 6.81 g/l 
pH: 3.23 
Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/l 
Alcohol: 11.5%