Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Südtirol Riserva 2008

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The Pinot Grigio varietal has been cultivated since a long time in the Adige Valley, where it is also known as Ruländer. The shape of the bunches of grapes, copper-grey in colour, reveals its close relationship to the Pinot Nero from which it seems to derive. Favourable soils to its cultivation are both in the deep valley as well as on low hills. The Pinot Grigio Riserva is produced with grapes cultivated in the vineyards of one of the most traditional areas for this varietal: named “Zablani”, which is situated Northeast of Mezzocorona and characterized by watery soils and good drainage, very similar to the adjacent zone of Teroldego.

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Winery: Mezzacorona  
Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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Mezzacorona:
Responsible for overseeing Gruppo Mezzacorona, the Mezzacorona Societa Cooperativa Agricola was founded in 1904 as one of the first growers associations in Italy.  Currently occupying just under 6,500 acres at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, Gruppo Mezzacorona which produces all Mezzacorona products, combines both the traditional pergola system of growing with the more modern espalie... Read more
Responsible for overseeing Gruppo Mezzacorona, the Mezzacorona Societa Cooperativa Agricola was founded in 1904 as one of the first growers associations in Italy.  Currently occupying just under 6,500 acres at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, Gruppo Mezzacorona which produces all Mezzacorona products, combines both the traditional pergola system of growing with the more modern espalier system for enological operations.  While staying true to the natural balance of the grapes, Mezzacorona is equipped with the most modern enological equipment allowing them to produce upwards of 8 million gallons of wine annually. Wine production focuses on quality white production with special attention paid to their Pinot Grigios and Chardonnays, both grapes coming from the Valle dell’ Adige section of the vineyards.  Red production is centered on the Teroldego, followed closely by their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, harvesting the grapes from the Piana Rotaliana and Lake Garda regions, respectively. Renowned for their consistent quality, Mezzacorona wines benefit from the unique landscape of the Trentino and Alto Adige regions of Italy.  For years Mezzacorona’s renowned winemakers have planted varietals in locations best suited for that varietal, being sure to takeg advantage of all the micro-climates the region has to offer. Read less
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Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: complex, with notes reminiscent of ripe fruit (white peach, pear and mature camomile), well-harmonised by the sweet notes which derive from the refining in oak. Flavour: harmonious, elegant, refined with a fresh and elegant finish.

The Pinot Grigio varietal has been cultivated since a long time in the Adige Valley, where it is also known as Ruländer. The shape of the bunches of grapes, copper-grey in colour, reveals its close relationship to the Pinot Nero from which it seems to derive. Favourable soils to its cultivation are both in the deep valley as well as on low hills. The Pinot Grigio Riserva is produced with grapes cultivated in the vineyards of one of the most traditional areas for this varietal: named “Zablani”, which is situated Northeast of Mezzocorona and characterized by watery soils and good drainage, very similar to the adjacent zone of Teroldego.

Aged 8 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13%

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