Pinot Grigio Road Pinot Grigio
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Characteristic of the vineyards in Belice Hills, in Western Sicily, which range from 1300 to 2200 feet, it is a land with a very high presence of limestone and sometimes chalk, stemming from the numerous chalky sulfurous formations in the area.
- Characterized by a dry micro-climate with good water retention, producing concentrated whites with great aromatics and natural acidity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Grigio
Elaboration: Rigorous pre-selection assures only the highest quality fruit is used in our Pinot Grigio. This is followed by a gentle pressing and cold fermentation (50° – 54° F) to conserve fruitiness and ensure freshness.
Tasting Notes: Vibrant bouquet of green apple and pear with ﬂoral notes. Fresh and rich with reﬁned ﬂavors of nectarine, juicy melon and minerality, a typical characteristic of the varietal.
For this vintage, the Pinot Grigio Road takes us to the island region of Santa Ninfa. The story of Cantine Ermes Winery has its roots in a recent destruction and reconstruction. During the night of January 14th 1968, a devastating earthquake wiped out part of the small towns in the Belice Valley. From that same land, where so much was taken away, a group of young grape growers decided to start over, embarking on a path of evolution. In 1998, a social and economic redemption was accomplished by founding Ermes Winery, whose headquarters are located in the heart of Belice’s Valley between Gibellina and Santa Ninfa communities.