Alpha Zeta Single Vineyard Terrpapieno Pinot Grigio
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This is a single vineyard Pinot Grigio with great intensity and balance. It has lifted aromas of pear and bread crust, classic for Pinot Grigio from this region. The nose gives way to lovely weight and a silky texture on the palate, with hints of dried herbs. The wine finishes dry with a zesty acidity and a saline minerality on the finish.
The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, crushed and chilled at 10°C on the way to the press to minimise the extraction of skin phenolics. The juice was chilled immediately and naturally settled. Fermentation took place in 1200HL stainless-steel tanks at temperatures of 12°-16°C to retain fruit flavours. The cool and gentle handling ensured that there was no need for harsh fining, preserving the wine's delicate aromas.
The nine-hectare Terrapieno vineyard is situated at 100-400 metres above sea level in the Valpantena Valley in eastern Valpolicella. The sites are slightly cooler so the grapes ripen later imparting more precise and elegant flavours in the wines. The soil is poor and well-drained, made of granite and decomposed volcanic rock. The vines are 20-30 years old on average and are trained using both the traditional Pergola Veronese and Guyot system.