This originates from the large family of Burgundy Pinot grapes and is regarded as one of the most noble Italian white wines of all. Pinot Grigio is a full-bodied, extract-rich white wine with a warm, flowery scent which demonstrates different characteristics depending upon its zone of cultivation. The spectrum ranges from slim, fresh representatives in the Val Venosta to wines with a certain mineral quality in the Adige Valley to the glowing, substantial vintages in Bolzano and the Oltradige.
Area under cultivation:
in all areas of cultivation, but especially in the Bassa Atesina and the Oltradige
pergola and Guyot trellises
alluvial and gravel soils
Pinot Gris, in German: Ruländer, Grauburgunder
10-14º C. (50-57º F. – at top of range when aged in small oak casks)
strong-flavored fish dishes, ravioli in butter sauces, Alto Adige specialties