About This Wine
The vision for the Caposaldo wine label can be seen in its name.
In Italian, Caposaldo means benchmark, and the Caposaldo vintners seek to craft wines that are benchmarks of their type. The handcrafted, artisanal approach begins in the vineyard with hand harvesting from low-yielding vineyards in prime growing areas.
In the cellar, modern scientific techniques are embraced, including temperature-controlled, ultra-cold fermentations in stainless steel tanks, and the judicious use of oak. In fact, with some of the wines, oak is eschewed entirely in order to protect and emphasize the pure fruit flavors.
The 2011 Caposaldo Pinot Grigio was crafted from grapes grown in mineral-rich, volcanic basaltic rock and calcareous clay soils. It’s floral in aroma, fruitful in flavor and extremely refreshing — all of which makes it extremely food-friendly. In a country known for its Pinot Grigio, Caposaldo Pinot Grigio serves as a delicious benchmark for the variety.
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:Veneto Region of Northern Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Acacia Blossoms, Almond, Delicate White Fruit and Bright Apple
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionseafood, or light pasta dishes.
Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe