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Cantina Andrian Pinot Grigio 2013 750ML 2013

Cantina Andrian Pinot Grigio 2013 750ML 2013

Sku: 045354

The Pinot Grigio grapes are harvested in mid to late September from the Northeastern portion of the Andriano vineyards. This cooler parcel is ideal for the white varietals of Andriano and is responsible for the acidity and elegance unique to these wines. The wine is then fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats and further rests on the lees for 56 months before bottling.

Tasting notes
This wine is a light straw-yellow color with an intensefresh fruity bouquet including honeydew melon. This wine exhibits intense fruit with crisp fresh acidity, overall round and soft mid palate with a balanced long finish.

Wine maker notes
Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893 and was the first cooperative in Alto Adige. The vineyards are unique to the area because they are protected to the west by Mount Gantkofel which is made of dolomite rock and calcareous stone. The sedimentary rock from this peak over the years has eroded and settled forming a downward sloping hill of deposited soil at the base of this valley that expands like a fan from the mouth of the valley, over an area of 200 from south-southeast to northeast and at an altitude of 260340 meters above sea level. This fertile calcareous clay soil is typical of the area and leaves its footprint in the wine's character. The vineyards see the sun from early morning to mid afternoon. These cooler climatic conditions with respect to other areas in Alto Adige are responsible for the crisp acidity in the wines that give them their unique complexity and freshness. The wines are elegant with good ageing potential. In September 2006 Cantina Andriano was purchased by Cantina Terlano, but the Andriano wines are kept separate, as they have their distinct traits, terroir and history. The staff of Terlano manage the vineyards, vinifcation procedures, and the sales of Andriano wines. Andriano is adopting the same philosophy of Terlano wines: High quality terroir wines. Winemaker: Rudi Kofler

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Country: Italy
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine

Reg. $17.99

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