Bertani Pinot Grigio 2010

Tasting Date: 5/2/2012

Varietal: Pinot Grigio

Country: Veneto, Italy

Tasting Date Price: $15.99

Rating: NA

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.

Wine Description

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

the start.

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.

 

winemaker’s notes:

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.

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