Fontavera Organic Pinot Grigio DOC 2017 (Veneto, Italy) "...lemons, fresh green pear, cloves..."
Fontavera wines are crafted by winemaker Andrea Sartori,the great-grandson of the founder of the still family owned Sartoridi Verona Winery in 1898; now considered one of the most important wineries of the North-East. Andrea has strongly voiced his concerns of the impact of climate change and advocated the need to support the future of organic viticulture combined with higher altitude plantings.The wines of Fontavera are a direct result of his ambition, seeking out older,organically farmed vineyards grown on higher, cooler sites.
"The 2017 Pinot Grigio is a shimmering wine displaying lemons, fresh green pear, cloves, nettle and wet stone. Spending a short time on lees post fermentation has softened the wine and delivered a more layered, textural mouthfeel whilst maintaining the racy acidity we expect of the region. Best consumed in its youth, this wine will partner well with fresh seafood, goats cheese dishes and antipasto." - Producer