Pinot Grigio I.G.T.
Area of Production: Colline Pescaresi, Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Wine Notes: A tropical fruit bouquet and extremely pleasant aromas are on the nose, leading to a fresh, well-balanced wine. It possesses great minerality, a generous mouthfeel and a crisp, refreshing finish.
Wine Making Technique: The Pinot Grigio is made from grapes from a single vineyard, in the hills outside the seaside resort town of Pescara, on the Adriatic Sea. The vines are farmed sustainably and hand harvested. Fermentation occurs with gentle grape pressing, cold skin contact, vacuum pressing and a low temperature maceration. The entire fermentation process is carefully managed so the wine can preserve all of its delicate and complex aromas. It sits on the lees for about 3-4 months and then further aged in stainless tanks before bottling with a Stelvin (screw cap) closure.
Estate & Wines: The 500 acres of the estate of Ciccio Zaccagnini is located in Bolognano, alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, in the province of Pescara. It is situated approximately 30 milesfrom the coast and about 8 miles from the Maiella Mountainwhich rises 9,000 ft. The vineyards are located in the cru section called "Colle Morto di Bolognano". Marcello Zaccagnini, the dynamic director of the operation, together with his winemaker, Concezio Marulli, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo. Keeping an eye on tradition, each bottle in this line, wears a small piece of the "Tralcetto", or grape vine, around its neck; they also pay close attention to advancing technologies and modernization. Vines cultivated by Marcello Zaccagnini include Montepulciano and Trebbiano, both classic wines.
Recommended Pairings: Perfect for aperitifs! It also pairs well with various antipasti, seafood, grilled veggies, rotisserie chicken and lighter pork preparations.
UPC Code: 089475501199
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