Palazzi Garganega / Pinot Grigio 2021, IGT delle Venezie, Italy

Garganega 85%, Pinot Grigio 15%. Ripe stone fruit, citrus and apple aromas follow through to the palate. Lightly textural with more stone fruit, honey notes, and a fresh, crisp finish. Produced by Adria Vini. Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Castelvero, the leading co-operative in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. Their aim is to produce authentic, well-priced still and sparkling wines from local grape varieties. All aspects of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica’s winemaking team of Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese – assisted by Boutinot’s Tony Brown MW. In The Vineyard Produced from Garganega grapes grown around the Verona and Vicenza region, with the addition of 15% Pinot Grigio. In The Winery Gentle pressing followed by fermentation at 16 to 18C, with selected yeasts. The wine spends 3 months on fine lees before bottling.