danzante pinot grigio

Winemaker's Notes

A bouquet of fruity and citrus notes of citron are accompanied by fine floral accents. The nose possesses both the crisp qualities of green apples and the sweetness of ripe apricots. In the mouth, rich and persistent notes of ripe summer fruits lead the way for lingering and fresh citrusy finish.

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

Vineyard : Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino regions
Growing system: Cordon-trained, spur-pruned and pergola trentina style
Time of Harvest: September Serving
Temperature: 50-55 degrees
Acidity: 6.1 g/l  pH: 3.34
Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l 
Alcohol: 12%