About This Wine
Great wines require great grapes.
But they also require people. As a member of Italy’s Lageder family notes: “The most noble grape varieties grown in the best vineyard sites will never produce great wines without the efforts of human beings who recognize their potential, give them the care and protection they need, and are able to harvest them with acumen and expertise.”
Few winemaking families have as much experience as the Lageders, who have been growing grapes and making wine in Italy’s Alto Adige region for nearly two centuries. The family’s winemaking lineage dates to 1823.
Fifth-generation vintners continue the tradition today, and have expanded the reach of the family business with multiple labels and grape sourcing from multiple regions. For example, the grapes for the 2011 Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio came not only from Alto Adige, but also the northernmost area of Trentino. It’s an expressive, rich wine crafted by true wine experts.
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:Alto Adige Growing Region of Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Flowers, Stone Fruits, Apple and a Mix of Baking Spices
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionshellfish or poultry dishes.