Pinot Grigio Rosé Victoria

WWN01GR

A bright pink colour, due to the fermentation of almost twenty-four hours in the skins. It has hints of fruit and wild flowers on the nose. Balanced and elegant on the palate, with a lingering and fresh taste.

1 x 75cl

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Grapes: Pinot Grigio

Abv: 12.5%

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety. The style in which Pinot Grigio is typically made is so distinctive that Gris and Grigio are typically treated as different varieties (even if they do have identical DNA). The international marketing behind Pinot Grigio is so strong that for many consumers, its name is more recognizable than the original, Pinot Gris.

The Italian style has been successfully adopted in the United States, and to a lesser extent Australia, where some wineries produce both a Pinot Grigio and a Pinot Gris, in contrasting styles. Bottles labelled Pinot Grigio in Australia will be crisp and dry whereas wines labelled Pinot Gris will show richer and weightier aromas.

‘Light’, ‘crisp’ and ‘dry’ are the key descriptors used when talking about Pinot Grigio wines. Flavours of lemon, green apple and blossom may be noted in them, along with less distinguishable notes.

The Grigio style is achieved by harvesting the grapes relatively early, which helps to retain the variety’s naturally high acidity. Fermentation most often occurs in stainless-steel tanks to keep the wine fresh and ready for consumption soon after harvest. (If they were aged in barrels, this would add palate weight and vanilla aromas, detracting significantly from the fresh, zingy Pinot Grigio style.) Some sparkling wines are made from Pinot Grigio, and in Italy the grape is blended with various other white varieties.

The northeast of Italy remains the key Pinot Grigio producer and exporter, with the most notable examples being found in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and the Trentino-Alto Adige.

The success and the  history of  Castellargo Family vineyards are strongly linked to the person of its founder. For over 30 years Argo Atal Castellarin devoting himself to the cultivation of the family vineyards managing the promotion and distribution of the regional Friulan wines throughout the world. During the years he has created a selection of wines with an excellent quality-price ratio confirming his passion and his deep knowledge of viticulture in Friuli. The growing areas of Castellargo extends from the Friuli hills up to the plains of the Tagliamento River counting about two hundred acres of vineyards. The ones situated in Vendoglio of Treppo Grande, immersed in a soft, romantic and unspoilt landscape, rise wines full in flavor, round with a velvety taste.