MANDRAROSSA Pinot Grigio 'Jummare'
Intense aromas and flavours of melon, pineapple, grapefruit with delicate notes of green apple and a touch of minerality. Crisp, dry and fresh with a long finish.
Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris - what's the difference?
Technically these are the same grape variety. It is a white grape, with a grayish pinkish skin (hence the name gris or gray in French). The grape originated in France (it's from the Burgundian Pinot family), and is known as Pinot Gris in France, where it is most cultivated in Alsace. Across the border in Italy it is known as Pinot Grigio. The grape is the same, but the styles are very different. Pinot Grigio wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas. In contrast, Alsace Pinot Gris wines are more full-bodied, richer, spicier and more viscous in texture.
Jummare are the small palm trees that surround the sedimentary soils where Pinot Grigio thrives.
CSPC + 800275
Region: Menfi, Sicily, Italy
Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
Menfi is on the southwestern coast of Sicily, a unique and pristine area made up of rolling hills with different slopes, aspects and altitudes which combined with the types of soils, create many different terroirs, each ideal for a different variety. The environmental conditions at this latitude are ideal for the cultivation of grapes: the dry climate, the intense light, the influence of the sea breezes and the differences in temperatures by day and night, all combine in making the vineyards healthy and their grapes of great quality.
Soil: calcareous, loose-packed
Altitude: 200-350 metres above sea level
Yield: 8000 kg/ha
Winemaking: Cryomaceration of the grapes at 5-8°C, Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 16-18°C
Aging: 3 months bottle aging