This straw yellow wine displays precise and intense scents of white fruits (particularly pears and Golden Delicious apples) as well as delicate spicy notes. The consistency of a red grape variety - evident in spite of the wine’s lack of tannins and the fact that it is vinified in the same way as a white wine – as well as its marked, penetrating tanginess are the hallmarks of its particular taste profile, making this a wine with a very distinctive personality and surprising versatility.
In 1961, Santa Margherita’s enologist had the inspired idea of applying traditional white wine vinification techniques to the pink-hued Pinot Grigio grapes of Trentino Alto Adige, immediately separating the skins from the must in the pressing phase and thus preventing them from yielding the (until then) classic rusty color. Thus was created this innovative white wine which, with its characteristics of a fresh, fragrant bouquet and versatile taste, represented a real revolution for the wine sector. Ever since, it has continued to gain popularity and accolades both in Italy and abroad, maintaining its strong position of leadership among D.O.C. Pinot Grigios.
|Wine maker notes
|Crafted in the Northern Italian region of Alto Adige, this crisp, elegant wine was introduced to the United States by Anthony Terlato in 1979. Thirty-six years later, Santa Margherita remains the most requested Pinot Grigio. A true classic, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is perfect for entertaining and pairs beautifully with a wide variety of dishes. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios are judged and continues to be requested by name.
|Excellent as an aperitif, it is also ideal with seafood salads, fish- or shellfish based pasta dishes or particularly rich and flavorful soups. Matching it with boiled or grilled fish and with white meats (chicken, rabbit, veal) is to be recommended, too.