Production zone: Alto Adige
Alcohol level: 13.5 % vol
Serving temperature: 10° - 12° C
Recommended glass: a medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass, narrowing at the rim
Impronta del Fondatore is Santa Margherita’s tribute to its founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto. The imprint of success that was handed down from him was retransmitted through the Pinot Grigio, which is Santa Margherita’s flagship product. For these reasons, a special selection of Alto Adige D.O.C. Pinot Grigio is reserved for the (limited) production of this wine.
The quest for greater aromatic complexity, a broader flavor and longer aging potential led to the creation of this wine of notable stature, which certainly has the classic characteristics of Pinot Grigio but also, in addition, the presence of particular sensations created by the maturation of part nof the wine in small French oak barrels. Both on the nose and on the palate one finds, therefore, fruity notes of pears and Golden Delicious apples gently enveloped in spicy and vanilla-like hints from the barriques. The wine also displays warmth, mellowness and structure in the mouth, which are in perfect harmony with the natural freshness and penetrating tanginess that are the beneficial legacy of the grapes from this Region.
It is ideal with both salt-water and freshwater fish dishes, with elaborate pasta dishes with rich sauces, with vegetable pies, with poultry recipes and even with not very mature, full-fat cheeses.