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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Italy 2009

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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. Winemakers Notes

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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: tabednar
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3.50 5
09/16/2011

Becoming a very popular mid-range pinot Grigio both in stores and in restaurants. Typical Grigio aromas and tastes of tropical fruit, peach, citrus, with hints of honey and pear. Crisp and clean finish. Always nice to have a bottle around...


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

Good texture, nice fruity accents on the nose, fruity taste... Not deep enough though...


Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
4.50 5
11/15/2011

Clean crisp fragrance. Taste is fresh. Delicate and tangy Very Good


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
3.00 5
06/27/2011

Color, nice clean very appealing. Nose, some apricot, peaches, nice, a little (very little) hint of earthiness, lemon peel, fresh, smooth. Midpalate, lime and lemon, crisp, light, some peaches. Finish, a little bit hallow, not really lasting that long, but still crisp and somehow pleasant. Overall, this wine is very well know, balanced, nice by the pool, summer times- like. I am 87 on this effort. Happy drinking!


Snooth User: kbrdjudy
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4.50 5
06/17/2011

Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio is a joyful, playful kick. It's like sharing time with a close friend who makes you laugh - sophisticated but a little bit naughty. The first time I tasted this delightful crisp, fruity, clean white wine I wasn't sure what to expect. The sharp but exquisite bite tickled my palette, opened up the sinuses, and got me a bit dizzy - all in one sip! Whoa - this was definitely some "happy juice" to be shared with friends and those you love! Serve it with appetizers, the main meal, or with chocolate covered strawberries. You just can't go wrong serving this bottle of wine! And if you want to tell someone that you relish the idea of spending some time together, bring a bottle of this Pinot Grigio when you're invited to dinner. Santa Margherita hit a home run with this one!


External Reviews for Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Italy

External Review
07/18/2010

A Pinot Gris wine from Trentino Alto Adige in Italy. 2009 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml


External Review
05/19/2011

Bright, clean and crisp, this one-of-a-kind Pinot Grigio is sure to impress the most finicky of crowds. Notes of mineral, apple and citrus play nicely against firm acidity. Excellent as an aperitif, ideal accompaniment to seafood salads and fish.


External Review
05/19/2011

Santa Margherita has quickly become the favorite Pinot Grigio in America, and with good reason. Displaying much more complexity than most, this Pinot Grigio lingers endlessly on the palate.


External Review
05/19/2011

This bestselling Pinot Grigio is the envy of other Grigio producers and often takes a beating back in Italy. Truth is, the wine lives up to expectations: It is informal, easy-to-drink, food-friendly and uncomplicated. Typical of the variety, with contrasting green notes and sweet honey.


External Review
01/03/2012

Americarsquo;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
01/03/2012

A scent of white flowers and the smokiness of the lees enhance this winersquo;s varietal character. Itrsquo;s round, with the richness of fresh creamery butter. Chill a bottle for veal scaloppini with sage.


External Review
01/03/2012

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


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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. Winemakers Notes

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