Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Country: Veneto, Italy
Tasting Date Price: $15.99
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Vineyard Website: http://www.palmbay.com/bertani-velante-pinot-grigio-veneto-igt.htm
Visual Aspect: Pale gold
Nose: Complex bouquet with scents of golden apple, ripe pear and peach
Palate: Fruit aromas carry through on to the palate. Medium-bodied and dry, with a crisp, refreshing acidity
Food Pairing: Delicious on its own or paired with salads, light appetizers, grilled fish and vegetable dishes.
Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one
of the region’s most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full
spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from
Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani. Prosperous
wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future, the
Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and
making their own wines. Consequently, unlike most other local producers, Bertani owns its
own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish.
Grapes are harvested at the beginning of September and traditional white wine fermentation takes
place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 57-60ºF, with 50% of the juice undergoing malolactic
fermentation. The wine then remains in tank on the lees for approximately five months. Following
bottling, the wine rests three months before release.