San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio is made from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes grown on our estates in the delimited DOC Zone of Venezia. Vinified, matured and estate botttled, San Giuseppe is in the top class. At only a few dollars more than lower class brands, San Giuseppe is a world apart in taste. Because San Giuseppe is a few dollars less than other DOC Pinot Grigio, San Giuseppe is a great value. The Grape: Pinot Grigio Venezia is created from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes grown on San Giuseppe’s own estates. As Pinot Grigio is a mutation of Pinot Noir, the fruit ranges in color from golden yellow to a dark pinkish hue, some showing an entire rainbow of colors on their skins. The grapes impart plenty of crisp, delicious flavor into the finished wine. Winemaker Notes: Italian Pinot Grigio wines are government classified. The highest class is Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC). DOC wines are from grapes grown in delimited areas known for having the best vineyards. Also, yields are government restricted that make richer more concentrated wines. Starting with the 2010 vintage, San Giuseppe Pinot Grigio is Denominazione di Origine Controllata, Venezia (Venice). Venezia is South of the other DOC Pinot Grigio regions. Hence, the wines are richer with more pronounced taste and bouquet. The Northern areas of Alto Adige, Trentino and Valdadige, generally produces wines that are lighter with a more acidic personality and less pronounced bouquet. The Eastern areas of Friuli and Collio, produces full bodied wines with a pronounced mineral flavor. Since the first vintage of Pinot Grigio twenty years ago, consumers have appreciated San Giuseppe’s superior taste. Starting with the 2010 vintage, San Giuseppe superior taste is official. Tasting Notes: Now San Giuseppe is Denominazione di Origine Controllata, the officially the highest class for Pinot Grigio. The result is a richer wine with a more pronounced bouquet. By adjusting the temperature of wines, one can tune the flavors up or down to better pair with the accompanying food or individual preference. Warmer equals more, cooler equals less, ability possible only with top quality wines. Because cold conceals flaws lower quality wines most be served cooler and cannot deliver flavor. San Giuseppe superior qualities can matchup with a wide range of foods and individual preferences. From spicy Asian to a plain chicken salad, San Giuseppe quality shines through.