Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige 2006

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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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Member Reviews for Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige

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Snooth User: JBaldwinRN
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4.00 5
11/06/2007

Pleasant, subtle nose. Very fruity and smooth start. Continues onto the mid-palette. Almost has a slight effervescent quality to it. Very smooth finish. Tannins are weak and only present themselves in the back of the throat at the end. Lingers in the mouth for just the right amount of time. Looking now for the cheapest case price, because this is not really a cheap one. (in my area - around $24/bottle) Yes, although it is a good Pinot Grigio, I think there are plenty of equal quality wines out there that you could find for $5-7 less.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
03/28/2008

A very well known and rather expensive pinot grigio. Nice peach notes, very flavorful. Rich warming finish - touch of spice. A good example of the grape.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
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5.00 5
09/20/2010

Crisp and flavorful. I love the subtle hint of sweetness.


Snooth User: spencerforeezy
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3.50 5
05/08/2009

Excellent taste, just sweet enough to be enjoyable.


Snooth User: Chadster1976
3755855
4.00 5
12/04/2007

Wonderful, fruity wine great with fish or lightly seasoned poultry. Has gotten more expensive recently.


Snooth User: ragflyer
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0.50 5
04/27/2009

A formerly great wine now a victim of excessive demand resulting in a lesser quality modest wine worth avoiding. When wineries do this many of us call this bastardizing the label/brand integrity.


Snooth User: heathermacintyre
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4.50 5
04/09/2011

My favorite pinot grigio ever. A smooth finish


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04/01/2008

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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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