2018 Maso Poli Pinot Grigio
2018 Maso Poli Pinot Grigio The bouquet on the nose of this 2018 is fine and intense with typical notes of pear, tangerine, and delicate sweet hints of acacia flowers and honey. Dry, fresh, elegant sip with medium body, nice balance and a harmonious persistent finish.
Give soul to wine, make it unique, unrepeatable, intimately tied to its soil: these are the motivations and philosophy behind Maso Poli. All farming activities are dedicated to growing grapes, focused exclusively on a few typical and native vine varieties, performed according to strict parameters that require constant research and selection so as to achieve the best possible quality.
Grapes are left long on the vines to ripen and receive, from these soils, the character of this zone which becomes a brand.
Grapevine density and expert winemaking create the agro/geographic value of Maso Poli and characterize the high quality of its products: wines with great structure and unique personality.
Pinot grigio is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. It normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for skin-contact wine.
Pinot gris is grown around the globe with the “spicy” full-bodied Alsatian and lighter-bodied, more acidic Italian styles being most widely recognized. The Alsatian style, often duplicated in New World wine regions such as Marlborough, Tasmania, South Australia, Washington, Oregon and South Africa tend to have moderate to low acidity, higher alcohol levels and an almost “oily” texture that contributes to the full-bodied nature of the wine.
The flavors can range from ripe tropical fruit notes of melon and mango to some botrytis-influenced flavors. In Italy, Pinot grigio grapes are often harvested early to retain the refreshing acidity and minimize some of the overt-fruitiness of the variety, creating a more neutral flavor profile. This style is often imitated in other Old World wine regions, such as Germany where the grape is known as Ruländer or more commonly Grauburgunder.