Colterenzio Pinot Grigio “Classic”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from vineyards at altitudes between 1150 and 1300 feet, sites especially suitable for Pinot Grigio.
- Soils are gravely and sandy with a high calcium carbonate content.
- The micro-climate is cool with strong contrasts between day and night time temperatures. Classic Alto Adige Pinot Grigio!
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Grigio
Elaboration: The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 65ﹾF, after which the young wine refines on its fine lees for several months before bottling. Yields: 70 hl/ha
Tasting Notes: Mouth filling, mellow with finesse, discreet fruit aromas and impressive length. Pale straw yellow in color with an attractive aroma of citrus fruits, peach and honeydew melon; medium rich, fruity and direct on the palate with orchard fruit flavors and tangy acidity on the finish.
2017 – 90 James Suckling
2018 – 90 James Suckling
2019 – 91 James Suckling
2020 – 90 Wine Advocate
2021 – 90 James Suckling
2022 – 90 James Suckling
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 Adige.
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.