Alto Adige Pinot Grigio "San Pietro"
Wine name:Alto Adige Pinot Grigio "San Pietro"
Appellation:ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO DOC
Vineyard extension (hectares):24
Blend:100% Pinot grigio
Vineyard age (year of planting):Pinot grigio 1994
Soil Type:Compact with high content of lime and clay
Nose:Tropical fruit with a honey tone
Flavour:Fruity at the beginning, ripe aromas, fresh, sapid and persistent ending
Serving temperature (°C):9-11
Match with:Light hors d'oeuvres, fish, seafood, as an aperitif
Average no. bottles/year:260,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:11
The wine is made from a number of small vineyards (for a total of 17 hectares) standing in the Bassa Atesina area
Vinification and ageing
Soft pressing, static decanting, fermentation in steel vats with temperature control. Maturation in steel for 7 months.
Address:Marc de Grazia Selections, Borgo degli Albizi 10, 50122 Firenze
The brand of San Pietro has been supplied to Marc de Grazia Selections for over 25 years by the cooperative Viticoltori Alto Adige. As of 2017 this cooperative is disbanding. San Pietro is a registered brand of Marc de Grazia Selections so that we have contracted with the two principal members of the ex cooperative, to supply the following wines: Chardonnay, Lagrein, Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Schiava and Kerner.
The vineyards stand at an altitude between 220 and 900 meters above sea level in the best areas of Oltradige and of Bassa Atesina.
The microclimate, the composition of the soils and the ripening period of the grapes differ very much so that the various grape varieties can find optimal conditions.
Viticulture is integrated/sustainable and the cellars are modern and built following environment friendly guidelines.
The vinification of the wines is extremely careful combining tradition and modern technology in order to obtain the best expression of each grape variety and of each terroir.