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Pinot Grigio Rosato Terre di Monteforte

Soave Classico, Veneto

Cantina di Monteforte

The Cantina di Monteforte co-op is situated in the eastern part of Soave Classico and Soave...

They have 1,200 hectares in total, part in Soave Classico and part outside the Classico zone, with some of the best vineyards in Soave Classico. 60% of their vineyards are on the hills, facing south and southeast, which gives wines that are riper and fuller than most others produced in Soave. The co-op has 600 members and harvests about 20,000 tonnes of grapes a year. Cool summer breezes blowing down the Alpone valley from the foothills of the Dolomites to the north give warm days and cool nights, which helps with the accumulation of aromatic characters in the grapes. Matt Thomson works with Gaetano Tobin at the Cantina to produce these wines.

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Vineyards

The fruit for this special wine is grown on several hillside vineyards with south-east exposure outside Verona. Soils are of volcanic origin.

Vintage information

The winter season was characterised by above average temperatures and absence of frost. The growth cycle of vineyards was influenced by abundant rains during spring and frequent rainfall events in summer. Thanks to the high temperatures during August and September, and a good diurnal temperature range, the health conditions and organoleptic qualities of the grapes were satisfactory at time of harvest.

Vinification

The Pinot Grigio grapes were pressed and left in contact with the skins for 16 to 18 hours. The wine was then racked off the skins and fermentation continued at a controlled temperature of 15°C to preserve the aromatic quality of the grapes.

Tasting Notes

Lovely salmon-pink colour, this fruity Rosato has delicate perfumes of red cherries and strawberries. The palate is dry and intense with lingering strawberry hints on the finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2014
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region Soave Classico, Veneto
Winemaker Matt Thomson
Consultant Winemaker Gaetano Tobin
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 6.2g/l
Residual Sugar 9g/l
Wine pH 3.45