Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2008

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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio displays bright crisp intense mineral aromas with dry flavours of golden apple. Perfect with light pasta and seafood it is a white wine with great character and versatility.

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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: anstett
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2.00 5
01/28/2011

eh, I just could not get into this bottle. One of the few bottles that I did not finish, I just poured the rest into the large bottle I keep on the side for cooking with.


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
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4.00 5
09/20/2010

I really enjoyed this wine. I tried it at an Italian place with grilled chicken. I had to buy a bottle before returning home.


Snooth User: HelensFavorites
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2.50 5
01/28/2011

This is a refreshing wine but to me it is thin & watery.

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  • Snooth User: nollitsac
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    4.00 5
    07/08/2010

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    Shows some delicate citrus and mineral flavors, but overall this white is light and simple. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    An aristocrat among Pinot Grigio with a bouquet of orange blossom and almond. Soft, creamy and refined with flavors of apples and cinnamon. A world-class wine that deserves its reputation.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    Acknowledged as the aristocrat among Northeastern Italy's ubiquitous varietal, it tantalizes with aromas of citrus blossom and almond, is elegant and mouth-filling and finishes with balanced acidity and a lasting and generous aftertaste. Great with fish or pasta with walnut sauce.


    External Review
    03/03/2010

    Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 2008 750ML


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    America's most recognized brand of Pinot Grigio is crisply focused this year, with almond paste and ripe apple aromas backed by fresh apple and pear flavors. Clean and citrusy on the finish.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/23/2011

    A very good Pinot Grigio. Delicate aromas of pear, apples and cinnamon follow through to a medium-bodied palate with good acidity and a spicy aftertaste.


    External Review
    12/11/2009

    A Pinot Gris wine from Trentino Alto Adige in Italy. 2008 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml


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