Pinot Grigio

Veneto

Ca' di Alte

Ca' di Alte was created by winemaker Alberto Marchisio. Although Piemontese himself,...

he has been working in the Veneto for some years. He joined Cantina Colli Vicentini as director and winemaker with the 2012 vintage and has since dramatically improved the quality of the wines. The grapes are grown primarily on the hills south of Vicenza, the Colli Berici, where the hillside sites ensure lower yields and better ripeness of the grapes. With Alberto's hand in the winery, the delicate aromas of the wines have been preserved. The Palladian window on the label acknowledges the work of the great Andrea Palladio, many of whose masterpieces are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 16th century architect lived in Montecchio Maggiore, home of the Colli Vicentini winery, and Vicenza most of his life.

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Vineyards

The north-east facing vineyards are located in the Colli Berici hills. These hillside sites experience cool nights, allowing the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop. The vines are trained using the Guyot system. The soil is calcareous and of volcanic origin.

Vintage Information

Winter saw cold temperatures and frequent rains. The beginning of the growing season was marked by abundant rains, followed by a hot and dry period. The harvest was abundant and began at the end of August and finished in the middle of September.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested, destemmed and crushed. Maceration on the skins lasted for four hours before the grapes were gently pressed. Cool fermentation took place at 15-16°C in order to retain fruit flavours. The wine sees no oak in order to preserve the grape's varietal character.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in colour, this wine has delicate citrus perfumes, an attractive biscuit character and white floral notes on the nose. Medium-bodied, with good balance, it has great finesse and a fresh, rounded finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2018
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region Veneto
Winemaker Alberto Marchisio
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 6g/l
Residual Sugar 4.8g/l
Wine pH 3.24