Riff Terra Alpina Pinot Grigio (750ml)
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In the rugged Northern Italian Alps, the Alois Lageder winery produces fresh and lively wines together with partners from the Veneto region. Based out of Alto-Adige, Alois Lageder is the fifth generation at the head of the estate, in the nothernmost wine region of Italy. The Pinot Grigio is a popular varietal in the area and is beloved for its straightforward clean citrus and tree fruit flavours and pure minerality.
Pinot Grigio, also called Grauburgunder or Pinot Gris, is currently the most commonly cultivated white wine variety in Alto Adige. The sites subject to Mediterranean influences have predominantly chalky soils with a high sand and gravel content and are perfect for cultivating this grape variety from the noble Pinot family.
Vivacious and fresh showing aromas of green apple, melon and a hint of mountain wildflowers. Quite elegant on the palate-it offers a succession of taste impressions starting with fresh, spicy fruit followed by a creamy mid-palate and a crisp, dry, mineral-laden finish. Dry and crisp serve as an aperitif or with salads, chicken or fish.
The Pinot Grigio grapes are organically grown and sourced from vineyards at the base of the Dolomite Mountains. The chalky soils have a high sand and gravel content which adds minerality and contributes to the fresh finish of the wine. The juice is is cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the grape’s aromatics and primary fruit. There is no oak treatment and the wine is fermented dry.