Gran Duca Pinot Grigio
GRAN DUCA Pinot Grigio is produced with grapes grown on the beautiful hills of the Delle Venezie appellation area, a fascinating and enchanting region, surrounded by the Dolomites, the world-famous mountains in the Eastern Italian Alps, which are a UNESCO World-Heritage Site and by the Adriatic Sea, not far from the legendary town of Venice.
This is fabulous land of fertile valleys and unbeatable Alpine-Mediterranean climate and the result is a fascinating microcosms, which yields wines packed with character. The Alpine barrier, 18,000 hours of sunlight a year, the winds from Lake Garda, the heat during the day and the cool freshness of the night provide the perfect growing conditions for the grapes.
Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety; it also embodies stylistic differences. ‘Pinot Grigio’ wines are typically quite different from ‘Pinot Gris’ wines, even though they are made from the same variety.
The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various Countries, but mostly in the United States. The most common descriptions of the style are ‘light’, ‘crisp’ and ‘dry’. Aroma notes of lemon, green apple and blossoms complement these characteristics.
Northeastern Regions remain the world epicenter of the Italian Pinot Grigio production and are largely recognized to produce the best quality of this varietal.
Perfect with a large array of delicate food, such as any salads especially Caesar sald, Caprese, or Veal Carpaccio. It is also excellent with pasta with seafood sauce, chicken and egg based-dishes. Try it with Japanese food, like Sushi and rolls, it will delight you.
Brilliant yellow color with slightly golden tones.
Very intense, pleasant and persistent nose rich of ripe yellow fruit and apricot notes.
The taste is fragrant and delicate, full and crisp, with the right acidity well balanced by the flavor of acacia honey, ripe pineapple and yellow plum. It offers a long clean finish, enhanced by a refined fruity aftertaste.