Tasting notes: Principato Pinot Grigio
Principato Pinot Grigio shows delicate, floral and fruity aromas with a hint of stone fruit. So the palate is crisp with citrus characters and a limey and lightly spicy finish.
Good with light starters, fish dishes and crisp Summer salads.
Grapes are sourced from Oltrepo Pavese in the province of Pavia, Lombardy. The vines grow in hillside vineyards at an altitude of 200 to 400m, in a climate with hot summers and cold winters and 600-900mm of rainfall per year.
The grapes are typically harvested at the end of August, or towards the start of September. Firstly, after soft pressing, the cooled must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 18-20º C. Secondly, they remain for a further three months in stainless steel before bottling.
Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard. They produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties.
Trentino has a much higher proportion of wines produced as DOC than any other region in Italy. An average of 80% of the region’s wines have a DOC classification, compared to around 30% elsewhere in the country. Remarkably, Cavit accounts for 60% of this region’s wine production and they advise and supervise all aspects of this production from the vineyard to the bottle.
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For more information about the producer: https://www.cavit.it/en/