2020 Erste + Neue Pinot Grigio
In Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ranks as one of the most important varieties and altitude is king. Erste + Neue’s Pinot Grigio comes from some of their highest sites ranging in altitudes up to 800 metres that have an array of different soil types. Picked in late September to retain acidity and freshness, post fermentation the pressed juice spends 3 to 4 months in steel with around 10% on solids to provide additional texture and palate weight.
Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Pronounced ripe pear and Jonathan apple aromas mix with faint dried honey notes, quince and spice. Generous ripe pear and red apple fruits are texturally appealing and show excellent intensity. Some quince, light dried honey and spice elements are also present. Nicely rounded mouthfeel finishing dry and fresh with a long moreish aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.