Alpha Zeta Terrapieno Pinot Grigio 2022
Region: Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Grigio
This single vineyard Pinot Grigio has great intensity of flavour and balance. It has lifted aromas of pear and bread crust, typical for Pinot Grigio of this region. The nose gives way to lovely weight and a silky texture on the palate, with hints of dried herbs. The wine finishes dry with a zesty acidity and a saline minerality on the finish.
The nine-hectare Terrapieno vineyard is situated at 100-400 metres above sea level in the Valpantena Valley in eastern Valpolicella. The sites are slightly cooler so the grapes ripen later imparting more precise and elegant flavours in the wines. The soil is poor and well-drained, made of granite and decomposed volcanic rock. The vines are 20-30 years old on average and are trained using both the traditional Pergola Veronese and Guyot system.