"At Last" Cuvée Vigneti delle Dolimiti
In 1939, David S. Taub, the “father of Pinot Grigio,” was born. Beyond introducing Pinot Grigio to America, his quest was to showcase Italy’s finest wines. He dedicated 36 years to pursuing his dream with world-renown winemakers; that effort culminated in this pure expression of Pinot Grigio from the most unique Trentino vineyards. His vision lives on with Infiné 1939. Infiné 1939 is a project over two years in the making, personally driven by Marc D. Taub, President & CEO of Taub Family Companies, in commemoration of his father David’s life-long drive to introduce America to wine, most notably Pinot Grigio from northern Italy.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
The highest possible altitudes that Pinot Grigio can be cultivated in Trentino was sought out for this bottling. At 1300 ft asl, this is the limit of where Pinot Grigio can be grown. Grapes are hand picked from two vineyard sites covered in glacial and calcareous soils. Nearby Lake Garda provides warm weather during the day with temperatures cooling at night. Freshness and high acidity are the hallmark characteristics of the fruit grown in these sites.WINEMAKING
The grapes are harvested by hand in mid September. Removal of the stems and crushing of the grapes is followed by cold maceration (10°C) with the must in contact with the skins for 6 hours in order to facilitate aromatic extraction. After this, the must is separated from the solid parts and fermented in steel tanks at controlled temperatures no higher than 18°C. The wine is refined on its lees until bottling, which takes place at the end of July, when the refining process continues.TASTING NOTES
Straw yellow color with hints of pale green. Complex and elegant bouquet with fruity notes of fresh citrus and white flesh fruits (Golden Delicious apple, Williams pear and peach), well-combined with tropical notes of pineapple and delicate spicy aromas of sage and field balm. Flavors echo the aromas; well structured, with exceptional mineral qualities and a harmonious and fresh finish.