Pinot Grigio: a pleasant wine, easy to drink, fresh, playful, easy to combine and which is particularly suitable for daily consumption. These characteristics have certainly contributed to the wide diffusion of this wine all over the world, with a particularly high success in the USA and the United Kingdom.
It is rather difficult, however, to find a high-quality version, with structure and character but still maintaining its liveliness and lightness.
Our “Jesera” copper-coloured Pinot Grigio wants to be just that: playful and with good drinkability, but still carrying its own personality and terroir.
Also known as Pinot Gris and coming from Alsace, it spread all over the globe and is today considered an “international” grape. It is the first Italian still white wine in terms of export volumes and Italy is the largest producer in the world in terms of cultivated hectares of vines, located mainly in the Triveneto area in the North-east.
This variety was born from a genetic mutation of the most celebrated Pinot Noir, which led to a change in the color of its grapes. In fact, despite its wide diffusion, few know that Pinot Grigio is a gray berry grape: its bunches have a gray-pink color tending to purplish. And this is why the resulting wine takes wonderful coppery hues if processed with a light maceration on the skins.
The vineyard “Jesera”, from which our Pinot Grigio takes its name, is located inside the DOC Collio.
Venica’s Pinot Grigio comes from a DOC Collio vineyard. That Pinot Grigio is a gray berry grape and was born from a genetic mutation of the most celebrated Pinot Noir.
The grapes were hand picked and de-stemmed between September 3rd and September 10th 2019.
The must was then left on the skins for 4/8 hours at a temperature of 14° C directly in the presses, protected from oxygen by using recycled carbon dioxide from the ﬁrst fermentation, in order to avoid using high levels of antioxidants. Subsequently, 10% of the must fermented and aged on the lees for 6 months in 20-27 hl barrels and the remaining part in stainless steel vats.
The wine was then blended and bottled during full moons between the end of March and July 2020.
Half bottle at 37.5 cl | 75 cl Wine bottle | 1.5 l Magnum
Brilliant coppery, which is the natural color obtained from this grape with a short maceration on the skins. The hue varies according to the vintage; this year is particularly intense.
Intriguing bouquet that ranges from mimosa to jasmine, acacia, ginger, pink pepper, pear and rennet apple, all wrapped in a frame of citrus and mineral nuances.
Lively and savory mouth, consistently reminding the nose aromas, for a refreshing, juicy, intense and tasty sip, creamy but rightly acidic. Long and vibrant finish. The structure is good, with a very slight tannin deriving from the peel. Overall, this wine maximizes the typical bouquet and juiciness of the grape.
Appetizers and canapés, especially ham, light soups, grilled fish and white meats. Excellent with risotto, for example with spring vegetables. Try it with a nice sea bass with strawberries and mint.
over 10 years