Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige 2003

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Alcohol Content: 12% by vol. Bottle Size: 75 cl; 37.5 cl Cellaring: 2/3 years Tasting notes This dry white wine is pale straw-yellow in color. The clean, intense aroma and dry flavour with pleasant golden apple aftertaste make Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio a wine of great character and versatility. Culinary suggestions Excellent as an aperitif, ideal accompaniment to seafood salads and fish- and shellfish-based pasta and rice courses. Perfect with white meats and boiled or grilled fish and with soufflés. Serving temperature 10°-12° C. (50°-54° F)

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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: virtuoso
29658121
4.00 5
08/15/2007

Crisp and refreshing with a delicate balance of melons and apples. One of my favorite whites.


Snooth User: tonejac
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0.00 5
11/09/2007

I'm a wine newbie. Thus I only have the experience of a few months since gaining a taste for wine. So far I have gravitated toward the smooth tannin white wines, Pinot Grigios and other similar whites. To date the Santa Margherita has far surpassed any wine I've tasted. It's just absolutely delicious. It's easy on the mouth but has hidden depth and complexity. Then trails off and finishes like a white feather landing on a pillow. Can't recommend it highly enough.


Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

[4533] light, agreeable, citrus, melon. would drink again


Snooth User: clintob
6293214
4.00 5
08/31/2007

Unbeatable Pinot, particularly in this range. It's the Bob Marley of whites... perhaps not always on the tip of your tongue when talking Pinot, but when you put it on the table it's always a hit! Pleasant and delicious.


Snooth User: WineQueen
3509143
3.50 5
11/18/2007

Crisp and refresing. The price might be a little too high, but you can't go wrong with it.


Snooth User: Zelda Zin
3659910
0.00 5
11/29/2007

This is generally more than I like to spend for a pinot grigio, but it's always delicious and more complex than many others. I haven't found a pinot grigio that I like better.


Snooth User: richbeg
137107123
3.00 5
02/15/2009

Three glasses



Alcohol Content: 12% by vol. Bottle Size: 75 cl; 37.5 cl Cellaring: 2/3 years Tasting notes This dry white wine is pale straw-yellow in color. The clean, intense aroma and dry flavour with pleasant golden apple aftertaste make Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio a wine of great character and versatility. Culinary suggestions Excellent as an aperitif, ideal accompaniment to seafood salads and fish- and shellfish-based pasta and rice courses. Perfect with white meats and boiled or grilled fish and with soufflés. Serving temperature 10°-12° C. (50°-54° F)

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