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Santa Margherita Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2013

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In 1961, Santa Margherita’s enologist had the inspired idea of applying traditional white wine vinification techniques to the pink-hued Pinot Grigio grapes of Trentino Alto Adige, immediately separating the skins from the must in the pressing phase and thus preventing them from yielding the (until then) classic rusty color. Thus was created this innovative white wine which, with its characteristics of a fresh, fragrant bouquet and versatile taste, represented a real revolution for the wine sector. Ever since, it has continued to gain popularity and accolades both in Italy and abroad, maintaining its strong position of leadership among D.O.C. Pinot Grigios.Tasting notesThis dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.Serving suggestionsExcellent as an aperitif, and ideal with seafood salads or pasta and rice dishes based on fish and shellfish. Also perfect with white meats, boiled or grilled fish and soufflés. COLOR Straw yellow AROMA Clean, crisp fragrance with intense yet elegant hints of quince TASTE Fresh, harmonious fruit set off by slight sweetness with a long finish full of delicate, tangy flavor Length/Type of Fermentation: The must does not remain in contact with the skins, from which it would otherwise take on the rusty color. Following a soft pressing, the must ferments for 10-15 days at 18° C (64°). Length/Type of Aging: Once the fermentation is over, the wine is stored at a controlled temperature of 15° - 16° C (59° - 61° F) in stainless steel tanks until it is time to bottle.

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Santa Margherita:
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creatin... Read more
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creating an innovative agricultural hub that would break the traditional mould of the time and represent a source of modernity and growth. This vision was perfectly in line with the spirit of Count Gaetano Jr.: a real tycoon who was extremely able in reconciling company objectives with social needs. Indeed, around the Santa Margherita estate – just as at Valdagno around the Marzotto headquarters – he created the first residential quarters for his employees, as well as cultural and recreational facilities. This sensitivity was real and not merely a façade, and he persisted with it through the difficult times of the Second World War and the immediate postwar years. He was an entrepreneurial figure who played a prominent role in Italian financial matters: he had an uncommon knack for interpreting the trends of the world economy (it was also he who came up with the idea of hotel chains, thus giving a helping hand to Italy’s burgeoning tourist industry). He made important decisions that affected the public good, but he also encouraged more widespread development, earning the nickname of “the humanist businessman”. Count Gaetano Jr. had eight children and today his grandson (who bears his name and is the son of his eldest son, Vittorio Emanuele) is in charge of Santa Margherit.For his “revolutionary” estate, Gaetano Marzotto Jr. chose a vast property of over a thousand hectares lying between Fossalta and Portogruaro: a tract of land that the Stucky family had put up for sale, after having completely reclaimed it and made it suitable for agriculture. Where before there had been marshland, one could now admire well-ordered fields. Gaetano Marzotto carried out further improvements on the property: he completely modified the cultivation techniques, unified the estate and abolished sharecropping, introducing new crops and improving the living conditions of the farm workers. These were, for the time, epoch-making changes, and other companies would follow his example in the decades that were to follow. Read less

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Snooth User: hransom
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3.50 5
04/22/2015

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: InWineTruth
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/27/2013

Best of recent vintages, bright yellow straw with aromas of yellow and white stone fruits and citrus; on the palate its lemon pee' orange pith and dried melon across a bright and round mouth-feel to a lingering finish. Refresh.


Snooth User: EdsAngel
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/08/2014

Best wine EVER!!!


Snooth User: annecara
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 08/26/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: antkritden
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/20/2010

This is hands down my favorite wine. Period. Clean tasting yet slightly sweet. More than I like to spend on an every day bottle but something I tend to keep at least one bottle of on hand. I don't see how anyone who has drank this wine could dislike it.


Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 10/30/2010

Tried 2009... Nice texture, good nose, fruity taste... But not deep enough for my liking...


Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
10426871,237
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/07/2013

A pale straw yellow color. Clean, crisp fragrance with intense yet elegant hints of quince, green apples, and refreshing citrus fruits. The palette has fresh, harmonious fruit set off by slight sweetness with a long finish full of delicate, tangy flavor.


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External Reviews for Santa Margherita Alto Adige Pinot Grigio

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2014 03/07/2015

The wine boasts a fresh, clean fragrance that is followed by a crisp, refreshing flavor with hints of citrus fruits. This wine is well-structured and sophisticated, a perfect choice for entertaining!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 04/03/2014

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios are judged. The wine boasts a fresh, clean fragrance that is followed by a crisp, refreshing flavor with hints of citrus fruits. This wine is well-structured and sophisticated, a perfect choice for entertaining! - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/07/2013

Santa Margherita first introduced Americans to Pinot Grigio in 1979. Thirty years later, Santa Margherita remains the most requested Pinot Grigio and Imported Wine in America s fine restaurants.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 09/04/2013

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios are judged. The wine boasts a fresh, clean fragrance that is followed by a crisp, refreshing flavor with hints of citrus fruits. This wine is well-structured and sophisticated, a perfect choice for entertaining! - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/06/2013

This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita?s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/12/2012

Pretty fragrances and freshness characterize this popular Pinot Grigio with aromas of stone fruit, acacia flower and honeydew melon. It's a simple, easy wine with a thin consistency but those floral aromas help make it stand out in a crowd.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

A Pinot Gris wine from Trentino Alto Adige in Italy. 2011 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml


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In 1961, Santa Margherita’s enologist had the inspired idea of applying traditional white wine vinification techniques to the pink-hued Pinot Grigio grapes of Trentino Alto Adige, immediately separating the skins from the must in the pressing phase and thus preventing them from yielding the (until then) classic rusty color. Thus was created this innovative white wine which, with its characteristics of a fresh, fragrant bouquet and versatile taste, represented a real revolution for the wine sector. Ever since, it has continued to gain popularity and accolades both in Italy and abroad, maintaining its strong position of leadership among D.O.C. Pinot Grigios.Tasting notesThis dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.Serving suggestionsExcellent as an aperitif, and ideal with seafood salads or pasta and rice dishes based on fish and shellfish. Also perfect with white meats, boiled or grilled fish and soufflés. COLOR Straw yellow AROMA Clean, crisp fragrance with intense yet elegant hints of quince TASTE Fresh, harmonious fruit set off by slight sweetness with a long finish full of delicate, tangy flavor Length/Type of Fermentation: The must does not remain in contact with the skins, from which it would otherwise take on the rusty color. Following a soft pressing, the must ferments for 10-15 days at 18° C (64°). Length/Type of Aging: Once the fermentation is over, the wine is stored at a controlled temperature of 15° - 16° C (59° - 61° F) in stainless steel tanks until it is time to bottle.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.50%
Sugar: 1.6 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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