Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2011

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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios are judged. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio was named the leading Italian wine and continues to be requested by name. Its crisp, elegant character makes it versatile for a wide array of cuisines. The 2011 vintage displays its signature sensory profile, along with fragrant aromatics and freshness on the palate.

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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

Member Reviews for Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

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Snooth User: antkritden
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5.00 5
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: Craig Bilodeau
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3.00 5
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.


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

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


Snooth User: sammy2co
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5.00 5
04/13/2013

bright,refreshing and crisp. floral nose,hints of apple and pear. good with light dishes or with cheese and chocolate


Snooth User: whythulc
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5.00 5
11/13/2010

This was such a great bottle of wine! I loved every sip. It was crisp, clean on the palette, almost a little bit sweet but dry. Gorgeous color. This is my new favorite!


Snooth User: lisarwine
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4.50 5
07/18/2010

i rec'd this as a gift and brought it to a friends house - the bottle was never opened - they tucked it away! it then what i discovered this fabulous wine! lol i have since shared many a bottle and it's a wonderful smooth wine. words to describe that come to mind are clean, crisp, elegant, wonderfully pale but yet has a great presence.


Snooth User: Ryan Compton
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3.50 5
11/30/2012

Great wine with any poultry.


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External Reviews for Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

External Review
01/03/2013

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


External Review
01/03/2013

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
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
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
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 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
03/10/2013

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
10/11/2012

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.



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Tasting Notes:

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.

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios are judged. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio was named the leading Italian wine and continues to be requested by name. Its crisp, elegant character makes it versatile for a wide array of cuisines. The 2011 vintage displays its signature sensory profile, along with fragrant aromatics and freshness on the palate.

Notes: in stainless steel, for 10 – 15 days at around 18°C


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