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Pinot Grigio, 2016. Cantina Valdadige

Pinot Grigio, 2016. Cantina Valdadige

Item #: V0917W1II
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vineyard/Appellation: Vallagarina I.G.T., Italy
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Mandarin and Mango
Palate: Orange Peel
Finish: Lovely Citrus and Spice
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2018/Seafood, Vegetarian/Alcohol: 12.0%

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Cantina Valdadige was founded as a co-operative in Verona, Italy, and is comprised of more than 200 vineyard and winery owners. As with most things Italian, it has an impressive history.

Documents dating back to the 13th century refer to penalties against anyone who intentionally interrupted the health of the vine. Guess they took their wine seriously back then.

The fact is, in spite of this written reference, wine has been made here since Roman times and has always been highly regarded.

The Veneto houses one of Italy's most famous and breathtaking cities: Venice. It is also considered one of the finest areas in Italy to grow Pinot Grigio. Most of the great ones come from here as well as its next-door neighbor, Friuli.

Our selection is unmistakably one of this area's more spectacular versions. Most of the grapes are gown on hillsides to allow the vines to drain off the water easily. As a result, the grapes don't get too large. This concentrates the flavors and results in outstanding wine.

Here is riveting, ripe and regal rendition of perfect Pinot Grigio. From the mango, citrus and mandarin entry, through the lingering tropical and spicy mid-palate, and finally on to the grand and glorious finish, this wine delivers in all areas. It's Pinot Grigio at its finest.

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