2016 St. Pauls Pinot Grigio

Year: 2016
Appellation: Alto Adige
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$13.95

BRAND NEW "FIND"....$22.00 LIST PRICE! HOW ABOUT THAT!

VERY RICH, RIPE, AND ROUND! LOADS OF FRUIT, EASY TO DRINK!!

"The 2016 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio offers thick lines and a plush texture that helps it stand apart from its peers. In fact, this edition of this wine offers a distinctive impression on the palate thanks to enhanced richness and creaminess that you wouldn't necessarily link to Pinot Grigio. It ages on the fine lees for seven months. This is a sophisticated expression of the grape with a lasting sense of balance and intensity. The grape's name is written both as Pinot Grigio and in its German name Ruländer on the back label. The alcohol is recorded as 13.5%, and you feel some of that heat on the finish. This is a great value buy.

This celebrated estate has completed a restyling effort with a new logo and stronger branding. The winery has also launched a new wine-the 2015 Petit Manseng Passion-that I have not tasted yet." (WA)

WInery Notes:
Since 1907 St. Pauls is a cooperative of now over 162 wine growers of the South Tyrol area, yet its roots are founded by the noblemen and churches in the middle ages. These farmers have since harvested what seems to be a truly blessed drink. The Dom auf dem Lande, famously known as the “cathedral in the countryside”, seems to oversee and beatify the hillside and its fruits of the vine.

Main grape varieties:
Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Schiava, Lagrein

Cultivation method:
Guyot.

Vinification process:
Slow fermentation at controlled temperature in big oak barrels, followed by maturation on fine yeasts for 5-7 months. No malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes:
This elegant white wine has its origins in Burgundy. It has a pleasant aroma, a fresh, smooth taste and is unobtrusively flowery.

Food pairings:
Great as an aperitif. Perfect pairing with fish and light appetizers.