Pinot Grigio Riserva, Castel Firmian – Mezzacorona (75cl) Trentino Region
£15.50 Inc. VAT
Grape: 100% Pinot Grigio
Producer: Mezzacorona is a driving force behind the quality of Trentino wines with
a state-of-the-art winery handling estate-grown fruit from the company’s
extensive vineyard holdings in the heart of the Dolomites. The winery
was named ‘European Winery of the Year 2009’ by Wine Enthusiast
Vineyard: This flagship Pinot Grigio is grown in the well-drained soils of the Zablani
zone northeast of Mezzacorona. The fruit is hand-picked and delivered
to the winery in a matter of hours to minimize unwelcome skin contact.
Winery: Once at the winery, the grapes were selected and immediately pressed.The must was cooled to 8-10°C and left overnight to macerate. Yeast was added the following day, and the fermentation began at 16-18ºC for
twelve to fifteen days. Sixty percent of the juice was then transferred to
small oak barrels to complete the fermentation, while the rest remained
in stainless steel. The barrel-fermented component was then kept in
wood for six to eight months with battonage, and the final blend was
assembled just under a year after the harvest.
Taste: A complex and quite weighty style of Pinot Grigio, with notes of spice
and pear, a ripe, round texture, and a whisper of smoke.
4 in stock