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Pacherhof
Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Valle Isarco DOC
Alto Adige

Pinot Grigio, also called “Ruländer” in Valle d’Isarco, is one of the most cultivated grape in the Noth East of Italy, together with Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. Here, the soil conditions, the high elevation, and the microclimate with big changes of temperature between night and day, contribute to develop the aromatic profile of these wines, considered some of the best whites from Italy.


Owner: Huber family
Website: www.pacherhof.com
Winemaker: Andreas Huber
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard Location: Novacella - Valle Isarco
Orientation: West
Vines Planted: 1979- 2002
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Sandy and gravelly soil

Vinification
Fermentation in in oak barrels.

Aging Process
The wine is left to refine on noble lees for 6 months, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in French oak tonneaux. Additional two months after bottling.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw-yellow with greenish hues.
Bouquet: The nose is rich of fruity aromas with impressions of apple, candied pear, and almonds. When fully mature, overtones of nuts and honey are noticeable.
Flavor: On the palate the wine is silky and juicy, with a with a good structure and a round and harmonious finish thanks to aging in oak barrels.
Pairings: Ruländer Pinot Grigio goes extremely well with light starters, cold cuts, fish and seafood. Ideal also with egg and mushrooms recipes.

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 5,5 g/L
Serving Temperature: 11-13 °C
Production: 5,500 bottles