Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750ml

    $24.99

    With its straw yellow color, clean intense aroma, and dry golden apple taste, Santa Margherita’s signature Pinot Grigio is full of authentic, flavorful personality.

    Description

    Enjoy the taste of Italy with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio!

    Santa Margherita pioneered the modern winemaking methods of Pinot Grigio, and are proud to be known as a benchmark of quality and innovation for the category. In 1960, their winemaker was inspired by traditional sparkling wine vinification techniques to ferment this wine without skin contact. Driven to capture the delicate fruit and floral notes in this wine, he realized that by moving away from the then-standard “Ramato” method, these precious aromas and flavors could be preserved as they were meant to be tasted. Let the clean, dry, and versatile Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio that inspired an entire generation of Italian white wines inspire your next picnic, dinner party, or spontaneous get-together.

    A clean, lovely aperitif to start any food occasion. It goes wonderfully with fresh cheeses, seafood, pasta, and rice dishes, as well as white meats and soufflés.

    To create its signature varietal, Santa Margherita start with fully ripe Pinot Grigio grapes, harvested from their Alto Adige vineyard in the Italian Alps by hand to ensure that the clusters remain whole and retain their delicate aromas and flavors. The grapes are soft-crushed, then carefully fermented in temperature-controlled tanks. Several additional weeks of aging are then used to fully develop the flavor that made Pinot Grigio famous. Then it’s filtered, bottled and made ready for the most important stop on its journey: the gatherings and glasses of wine lovers like you.

    GRAPES: Pinot Grigio

    PRODUCTION ZONE: Alto Adige

    ALTITUDE: 985 – 1475 ft. above sea level

    ALCOHOL LEVEL: 12% vol.

    SERVING TEMPERATURE: 50 – 54 °F

    RECOMMENDED GLASS: Medium-sized tulip-shaped, narrowing towards the rim

    TYPE OF SOIL: Moderately loose and pebbly of morenic and fluvial origin

    TRAINING SYSTEMS: Guyot

    PLANT DENSITY: 1,620 – 2,025 per acre

    HARVEST PERIOD: First half of September

    AGING POTENTIAL: 1-2 years, meant to be enjoyed fresh

    Learn more at the Santa Margherita website.