Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
Growing Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Chief Winemaker: Massimiliano Luison

For over 50 years Santa Margherita have been inspiring winemakers to express the bright personality of the pink-hued Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the Trentino - Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Their first vintage in 1961, they combined traditional winemaking with sparkling wine techniques. Meaning as the fruit comes into the winery - they immediately separate the skins from the must during pressing so as to prevent any hint of colour.

 

Thus creating a vibrant white wine: with a fresh and fragrant bouquet and a lively palate: creating a revolution for the region and as a wine style.
Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio has continued to gain acclaimed popularity both in Italy and around the world, maintaining its position as the benchmark expression by which all other Pinot Grigio wines are judged.
On arrival into the winery, the carefully selected fruit had a soft pressing; the must was then fermented for approximately 10-15 days at 18°C. Once fermentation was deemed complete, the wine was stored at a controlled temperature of 15-16°C in specifically designed stainless steel tanks for further development, until it was time for filtering and bottling.
As you pour the wine into your glass, you are greeted by a bright straw colour, with a citrus lime glow. On the nose the wine is bright, with intense aromas and crisp green apples, elegant hints of quince and lifted citrus notes. These characters carry through onto the well structured palate accompanied by ripe green pears and a characteristic mineral note. Making this 2013 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio - a fresh wine, full of delicate, citrus flavours which linger on nicely. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.

A lively and crisp, classic Italian Pinot Grigio.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through until the end of 2015.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with simple served shellfish, steamed fish with an olive oil dressing, peppered calamari and a summer salad, enjoy.