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2015 Mandoleto Pinot Grigio

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Italian Pinot Grigio is a 'go to' wine for seafood, and this one has a touch more character than most Italian whites. There's loads of pears, jasmine and lemons on the nose, whilst the palate is light and frisky, with more pear and citrus in the flavours, bright acidity, and a dry, flinty finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Mandoleto is a collection of modern wines matched to the ideal Italian region, identified over thousands of years of trial and error. Mandoleto is named in honour of the Mandorlo (Almond) tree that grow alongside the vines on the steep hillsides. Each spring the Mandorlo flower, bringing a touch of beauty to the harsh landscape.

2015 is regarded as a classic vintage throughout much of Europe and Veneto was no exception. The vineyards began with excellent soil moisture levels and the vines responded well to ideal spring conditions before a very warm, dry summer slowed growth and limited yields. A warm, clear autumn provided excellent ripening but crucially cool nights ensured the retention of naturally acidity. The wines are surprisingly fresh and aromatic with excellent depth of flavour.

Sourced from higher altitude vineyards north east of Verona. The fruit is later ripening and picked early in the morning to preserve natural acidity and freshness. The vinification is quick and precise with fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before maturation on lees for three months to build depth of flavour.

Pale and delicate in colour with subtle citrus and floral aromas. The palate is elegant and delightfully fresh with delicate citrus and tropical flavours building to notes of ripe pear matched by soft mineral acidity before a dry finish.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2015 Mandoleto Pinot Grigio

Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2012 Vintage) says
If you’re going to drink pinot grigio then you should be drinking this one. It’s such an expressive wine. So perfumed, lively, fruity. It feels good on your tongue too. Notes of honeysuckle, musk and pear on the nose; pretty much the same in the mouth, but with citrus adding tang. Thoroughly enjoyable. As much gris style as grigio, truth be told. 
The Wine Front 2013
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