Italy, Pinot Grigio, White wines

Kris Pinot Grigio 2008


Winemaker: Franz Haas
Grape: 100% Pinot Grigio
Region: Alto Adige and Friuli, Italy

The winery of Franz Haas was founded back in 1880 and stayed in one family ever since. All vineyards are located in Monagna, Egna and on the hillside of Cislon. The soil’s components vary from sand and clay to soil with high content of limestone.

The Pinot Grigio grapes were sourced from estate vineyards in Alto Adige (altitude ranges from 780 to 2,600 ft above sea level), Franz’s father vineyard in Friuli and about 1/3 came from selection of local growers in key growing areas.

Wine was fermented in stainless steel and remained in tanks until bottled, around March the following year.

Tasting notes:
Light yellow color with aromas of wild flowers and lemon. On the palate this refreshing Pinot Grigio is full of fruit, touch of light green apple and lemony flavors. Acidity is nicely balanced, enjoyable finish.

 

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 13.00

Ideal food pairing:
drink as an aperitif, salads with lemony dressings, seafood dishes,mild cheeses

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