Pinot Grigio, 2012. Ganzo

Pinot Grigio, 2012. Ganzo

Item #: V0714W1II
Vintage: 2012
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vineyard/Appellation: Umbria, Italy
Color: Golden with a greenish tinge
Nose: Pear, peach and roasted nuts
Palate: Lovely pear nuance with honeysuckle
Finish: Citrus with a touch of guava
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now through 2016/Alcohol - 12%

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The Ganzo Pinot Grigio is an independent project of Ribevi Wines International. They pursue and select the most original, expressive and indigenous grapes from Italy and bring these to the market here in the United States.

They import high quality wines made in small quantities by mostly family own vineyards in Italy, Chile, Argentina, Spain, California and Washington and are constantly looking for new gems to add to their impressive and exciting portfolio.

They select wines based on the terroir, grower's quality and tradition, winemaker's reputation, a great bottle-label presentation and the right price point. They actively seek to partner with producers who ethically grow, source, create & deliver wines of distinction. At the same time they actively seek for the right retailers, like Wine of the Month Club, to properly represent the wines they import.

Our selection was crafted by the incomparable Castellani Winery in Italy's famous Tuscany region. Castellani was established in Montecalvoli at the end of the 19th century as Fredo Castellani, a long-standing wine grower in the area, decided to start bottling and selling his wine. In 1903, the business was officially registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Pisa.

Since 1903, the Castellani family has been exporting its own finest Estate wines from Tuscany. They have changed and evolved over the decades, but throughout the years the philosophy of their work has remained consistent; the quality of the wine begins in the vineyard. It's an axiom that is as true today as it was 100 and 1,000 years ago.

Pinot Grigio is one of the most widely planted grapes in Italy. It is also one of the most popular world-wide. It is basically the same grape known as Pinot Gris in France. Gris means gray in French and the grape is so named because of the grayish tinge of the skin which imparts a slightly greenish color to the wine.

This Pinot Grigio was selected from the beautiful vineyards of Umbria which is very uncommon from a Northern area grape varietal. This wine is the result of a joint venture between Ribevi Wines International, our great enologist friends Sabino Russo and agronomist Andrea Beconcini. It is a can't miss with a scallop pasta in a garlic chive sauce.

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