Pinot Grigio 2017 Villa Minelli

100% Pinot Grigio

White wine made from Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the Ponzano Veneto area; straw yellow with greenish hues and an intense fruity bouquet with hints of wild flowers and ripe yellow fruit which reoccur on the palate, together with a delightful freshness and harmony. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, followed by fermentation with low sulphur dioxide content and ageing on fine lees until bottling.

THE VINEYARD

SOIL: in the heart of the Treviso plains in the Ponzano Veneto area, on loose, coarse, gravelly soil

SURFACE AREA: 1 Ha

GRAPE VARIETY

GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Grigio

AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 15/20 years

VINES/ha: 4.000

VINEYARD ASPECT: flat terrain, rows running north-south

PRUNING SYSTEM: spurred cordon

MEAN LOAD: 2-2.5 kg/vine

YIELD (100kg/ha): 80/100

VINE MANAGEMENT: integrated pest control and possibility of irrigation

OPERATIONS ON VINES: leaf removal, tipping, bud removal and working of the soil between the rows to avoid the use of weed killers

HARVESTING AND VINIFICATION

Hand picking in 10/12 kg crates. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard, then on a vibrating table in the winery, followed by destemming, soft crushing by roller, very short cold maceration with dry ice and fermentation at a controlled temperature with low sulphur dioxide content. Ageing on fine lees for as long as possible, bottling and short bottle-ageing.

 

ANALYTICAL DATA: alcohol content: 12% vol.; total acidity: 5.3 g/l

TASTING NOTES: the wine has a very sleek straw yellow colour with coppery reflections and excellent balance between density and smoothness. To the nose, it transmits a great diversity of ripe yellow fruit overtones, from golden delicious apple to abate pear, yellow plum, nectarine and papaya. This is followed by flowery notes of wisteria and hawthorn. The first impact on the palate is full and intensely fruity, with great balance between smoothness and freshness; warm, caressing and full-bodied, with a lingering flavourful finish. An ideal wine to accompany seafood salad, spaghetti with shellfish and salted sea bass, but also Bassano style asparagus or spring herb omelette.