Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the region’s most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start. Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani, prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future. The Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. As a result, unlike most other local producers, Vinicola Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish. Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today. Production Area Veneto, Italy Grapes are sourced from Bertani’s estate vineyards in the Soave district. The soil is basaltic with volcanic origin. Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Grigio Vinification Grapes are harvested at the beginning of September and traditional white wine fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 57-60ºF, with 50% of the juice undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine then remains in tank on the lees for approximately five months. Following bottling, the wine rests three months before release. Color Pale gold Bouquet Complex bouquet with scents of golden apple and stone fruits Taste Crisp, dry and medium-bodied with flavors of apple, ripe peach and pear. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions Delicious on its own or paired with salads, light appetizers, grilled fish, and vegetable dishes.