Pinot Grigio (known as Ruländer or Grauburgunder in German) has been at home in Alto Adige since the nineteenth century. The first “Pinot Gris” was introduced from Burgundy by Archduke Johann of Austria in 1852. In lower areas around Kurtatsch, Pinot Grigio develops a mild acidity, while the high alcohol and extract content contribute to strength and flavor.
Pinot Grigio gets fine mineral-rich spice that takes on a fiery varietal perfume of gooseberries, lime-tree flowers and acacia blossoms from the lime-rich soils of the fantastically steep slopes of Kurtatsch-Penon. The blending of mountain and valley grapes creates an extraordinary Pinot Grigio, with the total class and creamy suppleness of the South and the seriousness on the palate of the North.
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; should be drunk young, 1 to 1½ years.
Alcohol content: 14 % vol.
A fresh white wine, rich in extract; bright yellow to yellow; reminiscent of flowers like linden tree, lily and distinctive aroma of pear; rich on the palate, almost creamy with fine acidity and excellent persistence.
Excellent with mushrooms, poached fish, shellfish, fish soups; also drunk as an aperitif.
Serving temperature 10-11°C
Alto Adige Pinot Grigio DOC 2013: 87/100 points (Wine Spectator)