Sea level: 330 m
Soil: deep, sandy porphyry weathered soilSlope gradient: 20−55 %
Cultivation system: Pergel/Guyot
Age of vines: 20-45 years
Grape harvest: Beginning – mid September
Type: 100% Pinot Grigio
Vinification: Gentle whole-grape pressing, 8 h maceration, natural sedimentation with subsequent temperature-controlled fermentation for 2 days on the grape skins in stainless steel tank.
Maturation: Batonnage until February with fine lees storage until mid-March. 20 % stored in French Barrique barrels (second wines) for 4 months.
Colour: Bright golden yellow
Fragrance: This wine lends a floral sensation of apple blossoms coupled with a primary aroma of stone fruits. Coupled with a pleasant herbal spiciness, it has a refreshing retro-nasal bouquet with a hint of nettles and lemon balm.
Taste: A refreshing, pleasantly racy acidity, well balanced with the residual sweetness. Distinctive minerality with a subtle, salty sensation. Full-bodied aftertaste and a prolonged taste on the palate. A wine full of character with a notably young taste.
Recommended with the following dishes: This wine is excellent with Asian cuisine, Mediterranean appetizers, various pasta dishes, savoury fish dishes, white meat and spicy cheese varieties.
Ideal drinking maturity: up to 2024Serving temperature: 8 – 10 °C
Pinot Grigio DOC “Finell”
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Pinot Grigio DOC “Finell” received 91 Points in the Falstaff Wine Guide, the most highly read life-style publication in Austria.