pinot grigio

Pinot Grigio

SIGHT copper colour

GRAPES pinot grigio minimum 85%

PRODUCTION AREA municipality of canosa sannita, at 300 m a.s.l. exposed to southeast. The vineyards are located in the agricultural landscape at the slope of the Majella Park where the millennial presence of men has preserved an agricultural biodiversity elsewhere disappeared.

HARVESTING handpicked in wooden boxes and in willow and cane baskets.

SOIL the soils are of medium mixture tending to calcareous and have retained their natural fertility thanks to the poor exploitation of the soil by man.

IN THE VINEYARD Marabelle vineyard is an element of great agronomic and naturalistic value. The sheeps provide the natural and smart control of native spontaneous flora and the natural fertilization bringing the animal spirit in the vineyard. Machining is minimized. From the location of the vineyards on one side of the mountain it is easy to understand that from a phytosanitary point of view the plants require little intervention and they are related only to the use of copper and sulfur.

GRAPE ORIGIN Pinot Grigio can boast an important parent: it is in fact a bud mutation of pinot noir. Its origins can be traced back in germany and france. its characteristic grey color, tending to pink, originates copper colored wines. In italy it seems to have been imported by general sambuy of burgundy in its vineyards in the province of Como, and then spread slowly in the three Venezie and Lombardy Regions. Only in the last decades reached other Italian Wine Regions.

IN THE CELLAR light contact between skins and must (4-6 hours) followed by “white vinification” technique. The fermentation is spontaneous and carried out by indigenous yeasts that, unlike commercial ones, are influenced by the vintage and the quality of the grapes. in traditional wine making technology, the copper/rose color is removed by modern techniques and products which are not allowed in biodynamic. this is the reason why our Pinot Grigio has a natural copper/rose color depending on the vintage.

NOSE intense, floral and fruity bouquet from yellow pulp.

MOUTH fresh, intense and savoury.