Tonnino's Pinot Grigio Profile
Posted on 21 April 2015
Tonnino's Pinot Grigio is a white wine made from 100% Pinot Grigio grape varietal. The grapes are farmed in Sicily in relatively deep alluvial-based soils with a mix of limestone and sand containing carbonates and organic matter. Grapes are harvested during the first 10 days of August when grapes are fully ripened. The must is oxidatively treated to achieve color stability. Wine is fermented for 15 days at a controlled temperature of between 13 and 15 degrees Celsius. Maturation occurs in stainless steel tanks for two months prior to bottling. Tonnino's exotic example of Pinot Grigio has a straw to pale gold color. It is fresh and clean on the nose with fruity notes of pear, green apple and white peaches. The palate is true to the nose with a fresh acidity, coriander and lime notes followed by a crisp finish. This wine is best served at 8 to 10 degrees Celsius and pairs well with youthful aperitifs, clams or mussels, pastas and risotto dishes.