Grapes: Pinot Grigio
Origin: Alto Adige (mainly Oltradige)
Alcohol content: 12,50%
Serving temperature: 7 - 9° C (44 - 48° F)
Recommended glass: Medium-sized tulip or, tear drop-shaped glass, narrowing at the rim
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first single-variety Pinot Grigio fermented off the skins, Santa Margherita reaffirms its pioneering approach to the variety with Italy’s first classic method sparkling wine obtained exclusively from Pinot Grigio. The decision to vinify only grapes sourced from upper hillslope vineyards picked earlier than the normal harvest date has given the wine a unique sensory profile enhanced by the quality of the base wine and a prolonged period of maturation on lees.
This is a sparkling wine that combines elegance with complexity, approachable appeal and depth of sensory perceptions. A deep straw yellow veined by a constant stream of tiny bubbles ushers in the vibrantly cadenced nose of fragrant white-fleshed fruits, lifted by wafts of nuts and medicinal herbs. The palate is mouthfilling yet driven by enough freshness and savouriness to prolong sensations of crunchy fruit that echo the aromatics of the nose.
Superb as an aperitif, Pinot Grigio Metodo Classico also complements fish or vegetable starters and pasta or rice dishes, particularly with succulent sauces. Try it with exotic recipes.