Colterenzio “Lumo” Pinot Grigio
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Lumo is the brainchild of the inimitable Letizia Pasini, who amongst other things directs all things sales-related at Colterenzio.
- At the same time fresh and penetrating, this is one of the most character-packed examples of Pinot Grigio that you are going to find.
- Grapes are sourced from grower vineyards located in various nooks and crannies within the Dolomites, spreading out between Trentino Alto Adige, and the province of Belluno in Veneto.
- The soil is primarily gravely and sandy and the microclimate Mediterranean and Alpine at the same time, with sunny warm days and cool nights.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Grigio
Elaboration: The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 18° C, after which the young wine refines on its fine lees for a few months before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Pale yellow with green nuances; a seducing bouquet reminiscent of citrus fruit and white peach; medium rich on the palate, with a nice fruity note and a refreshing tangy acidity on the finish.
Colterenzio is one of the newest wineries in South Tyrol, composed of over 300 families working together. This is a new-generation cooperative that smashes preconceptions, proving that a humble “coop” can consistently deliver some of the most transparent, expressive wines in the top flight region of Alto Aldige.
Member-winegrowers farm their grapes on a total of 300 hectares; the vineyards are located in one of the best wine growing sub-districts of Alto Adige, on altitudes ranging from 230 to 650 meters with 12 different varieties cultivated. Ecology is a driving principle here – Farming is sustainable and the winery was built with permaculture in mind.