2018 Montevento Pinot GrigioMontevento
Grape: 100% Pinot Grigio
Pronunciation: "Pin-oh Gree-jho"
Region: Veneto, Italy
Zone: Pinot Grigio delle Veneziane DOC
The Pasqua family remain at the forefront of brilliant winemaking families in Treviso, near Veneto’s centre in the North-Eastern sector of Italy. After making a name for their estate labelled Valpolicella and Amarone, the attention turned to white wines typical of the altitude and maritime influence of this part of Europe.
The Cecilia Beretta estate was founded in the 1980s, just to the east of the famous wine village of Valpolicella. It was named after the 17th century agronomist and poet Count Giuseppe Beretta, who built the beautiful Villa in Mizzole in the heart of the estate, now surrounded by vineyards. The local Pasqua family had owned the surrounding vineyards since the 1940s, but a renewed drive for quality and a concentration on modern oenological technologies became a priority in the 1980s with competition from the ‘New World’; traditional winemaking countries like Italy were forced to up their game. Thus the quality-focused Cecilia Beretta winery was born.
By 1998, this experimental terrain became the research centre within the Agricultural faculty of the local university. The main objective of the winery today is to make wines of the highest quality from the indigenous grapes of the Valpolicella and Soave appellations. As always in pursuit of quality, the Cecilia Beretta vineyards are now under conversion to organic viticulture and will soon be certified.
Montevento exists as a small estate devoted to the production of excellent Pinot Grigio from a site typified by the combination of lime-stone soil, long daylight hours and importantly cold alpine breezes (hence the name). The one wine offered is a no frills example of what quality PG grapes can produce when left to its own devices. Vibrant, crunchy and citrus led, here is a grigio of texture, fragrance and energy seldom seen from Veneto and even less so at this pricepoint
Vibrant, crunchy and citrus led, here is a grigio of texture, fragrance and energy seldom seen from Veneto and even less so at this pricepoint
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: limestone soil
Stainless steel fermented.
Ageing: 3 months bottle age before release
Alcohol (%): 12%