Pinot Grigio Pertico
To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River. Driving from Lake Garda, from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Gunther Giovanett took over the family business in 1989 after his father retired from the daily operations of the winery he founded in 1970. Located in the center of Neumarkt, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, the Giovanett family produces a range of unique wines. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserve level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Now into their third generation, Gunther and his son Ivan are gaining a better understanding of the special micro-climates that exist in the Alto-Adige and South Tyrol regions.
Light green runs through the radiant strawyellow color of this wine, whose aroma is rich in fruits, the most striking of which are pears and apples. An excellent balance gives this wine strength and structure. It is dry and smooth on the palate with a pleasant, mineral aftertaste. This wine goes well with many dishes, especially lighter foods, fried mushrooms and freshwater fish.
The Pinot Grigio grape variety originates from the large Burgundy family and is considered one of the noblest white wines of all. The Burgundy varieties are said to have been first cultivated in South Tyrol by Archduke Johann of Austria in 1852 and have since then been used in South Tyrol's viticulture. The yield per hectare is 8,500 kg.
Alcoholic fermentation in steel.
Aged for 4 months.