Bollini Pinot Grigio 2011, Trentino, Italy

bolliniTasting:          Date: April 03, 2013

Varietal:         Pinot Grigio

Country:         Italy

Tasting Date Price:  $11.99

Rating:  N/A

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Vineyard Website:   http://www.bolliniwines.com/

Visual Aspect: Deep straw yellow hue

Nose:  fragrant bouquet w/ notes of apple, pear & exotic fruit

Palate:  Lots of citrus, a touch of fruit (pear & apple) with a tart finish

Food Pairing: BBQ chicken pizza, pan seared chicken w/pasta, shell fishes

 

Winery notes: Bollini Pinot Grigio is produced at vinification facilities near the city of Trento from hand-picked grapes grown in superbly exposed, meticulously cultivated hillside vineyards. Overseen by consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei and styled according to the specifications of Neil Empson, the wine is crafted by winemakers trained at the nearby Istituto Agrario Provinciale di San Michele all’Adgio, renowned for its oenological research. Production begins with an immediate pressing of the fruit followed by a cold settling of the must for 48 to 60 hours. Vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 18° to 20°C (65° to 68°F) for 20 to 25 days to preserve the fresh, varietal character of the fruit, followed by full malolactic fermentation. A fining and sterile filtering precede bottling.

Tasting Notes: Fresh and delicate, this wine shows clean stone fruit and apple flavors and aromas marked by subtle floral and hazelnut notes set in a crisp, balanced acidic structure

Technical Data: GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Grigio MAXIMUM YIELD 110 quintals/hectare of which 68% may produce wine (+68 hl/ha; 305 cases/acre) MINIMUM ALCOHOL: 11% TOTAL ACIDITY: 4.5%

 

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