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Cavit Pinot Grigio

Terroir

The Pinot Grigio variety, with its typically copper-coloured bunches, has been present in Trentino since the end of the nineteenth century and is indeed considered typical of this area. It is well-known that this grape variety is very sensitive to the climate and soil in which it is grown: for this reason it was only widely planted in a few areas in the North East of Italy, particularly in Trentino and the Veneto. Pergola Trentina and Guyot are the main training systems used. The Vallagarina and Adige valleys in Trentino, in the heart of the Dolomites, and in some of the best winegrowing areas in the Veneto. Grape varieties: Pinot Grigio, in Trentino often indicated under the name “Rülander”, with around 15% Chardonnay, which brings out its fresh notes.

Vinification

In line with tradition in Trentino, this wine is produced in the pale straw and not the copper-coloured version. Grape harvesting time is established by testing the grapes to measure their degree of ripeness. The grapes are harvested when the intensity of their aromas reaches its peak. They are very gently pressed and the must fermented in heat-controlled tanks at a temperature of around 20°C. Before bottling, the wine is finished in stainless steel tanks and not in wood, at relatively cool temperatures, to preserve its typically fruity qualities.

Features

Pale straw colour with slight golden reflections. Very pleasant, distinctly fruity nose with slight floral notes which enhance its freshness and make it distinctive. Fresh, dry palate, full of character and elegance.

Food Pairings

Pasta dishes with savory sauces. Grilled meat and hard cheese.

Details

Producer

Cavit

Category

White

Grapes

100 % Pinot grigio

Appellation

DOC delle Venezie

Size

750 ml

Degree of alcohol

12 %

Serving temperature

10-12 °C

Available in these provinces

  • Quebec

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