[ Home > Wines > Wines From Italy > Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio 2012 ]|
Ecco Domani's Pinot Grigio is crafted from 94% Pinot Grigio grapes and 6% Chardonnay from Trentino, harvested at optimal maturity levels. The wine was made “in bianco” or “in the white,” referring to the vinification process that transforms the blue-gray colored berries into delicate white wine. A soft pressing was used to enhance flavor extraction while imparting minimal color from the skins. The juice was fermented in temperature-controlled tanks and a selection of specific yeast was added at a temperature of 20°C. To intensify the tropical fruit characteristics of the wine, 12% of the blend is surmaturo Pinot Grigio grapes, which are grapes that are left on the vine longer than normal, allowing the juice to develop greater concentration and complexity from the extended hang time. After settling, the wine was cold stabilized, filtered and bottled under sterile conditions, avoiding malolactic fermentation and preserving the fruit characteristics of the wine.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a clear, straw yellow color, with light golden reflections. A low concentration of surmaturo grapes gives the wine tropical fruit notes that make the vintage truly unique. The wine possesses pleasant floral and tropical fruit aromas, and has a light, crisp, clean and refreshing flavor, with fruit character and refined elegance.
Copyright 2013 Internet Wines & Spirits. All rights reserved.