Alto Adige Pinot Grigio


Archduke Johann of Austria imported the first Pinot gris vines from Burgundy in 1852. In general, Pinot gris thrives in the fertile plains. Cultivation of Pinot gris at altitude – and critically, with a long growing season – is remarkable and unique. On the steep slopes of Penon (600 m.a.s.l.), Pinot gris develops a dense, compact body that is pulled vigorously into the finish by a dynamic acidic structure. On these permeable, chalky vineyard terraces an extraordinary mountain wine, spicy and peppery, comes into being, and reflects its terroir in an admirable way.
The bouquet is reminiscent of tangerines, yellow peach slices, Kaiser pears and fresh apples. In a duet with an exhilaratingly fruity appeal, the salty finish gives it a magical balance and a bewitching, persistent interplay with minerals and long berry fruit.

Volume: 13,5 % by vol.

Grape variety: Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris)

Production zone: Penon – Steep site above Kurtatsch, 550 m.a.s.l.

Soil: Sand and gravel soil

Yield per hectare: 7500 kg

Color: Straw yellow with glints of green

Vinification: 20% in barrique with subsequent organic malolactic fermentation; 80% fermented at controlled temperature in stainless-steel tanks, followed by maturation on the lees in large oak barrels.

Storage potential:  4-6 years

Total acidity:  5,8 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l

Territorio Pinot Grigio Penoner
PENON 500 - 700 m

The spectacularly located district of Penon, with altitudes ranging between 500 and 700 meters, is characterized by cooling nighttime katabatic winds. These winds cause substantial temperature differences between day and night, which together with the steep inclination of the vineyards yield a distinctive Pinot Grigio with an exceedingly lively acidity structure. The chalky gravel soils found here, which have a low capacity for holding water, lend this Pinot Grigio its distinctive, salty mouthfeel.

Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2017
89/100 points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 2018
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2016
90/100 points
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

90/100 points
Wine Spectator 10/2018

Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2019

90/100 points
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2015
92/100 points
Luca Maroni 2017

91/100 points

90/100 points
Falstaff 2016/2017

4 star - Gold
Selection 2016

17 points - "Terrific wine"

"Excellent" 2017

3,5 stars
Winesurf 2016
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2014
4 grappoli
Bibenda 2016

88/100 points
Luca Maroni 2016
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2013
Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2015

3 vite
Vitae 2015

87,7/100 points - silver medal
AWC Vienna 2014
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2012
2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2014
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 2011
89/100 points
Wine Enthusiast
Pinot Grigio Penóner DOC 201O
Gold medal
Le Grand Concours du Monde 2011

Excellent wine
Berliner Weinführer 2012