Pinot Grigio Trentino DOC
100% Pinot Grigio
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 2015 grape harvest took place at the end of September, earlier than usual at these altitudes due to exceptional weather conditions, with seasonal temperatures well above historic averages. The bunches are carefully chosen within the vineyard and are harvested exclusively by hand. The grapes from the two vineyards are harvested separately, as they ripen at slightly different times. The must is gently pressed from whole bunches in order to prevent any color from being extracted from the skins.TASTING NOTES
Intense, pale, straw yellow color. Intensely fruity aromas on the nose reminiscent of green apple and pear enhanced with mineral and citrus notes. On the palate, a wine of substantial structure and complexity with a particularly high acidity for the variety and astounding sapidity and minerality. A full-bodied Pinot Grigio.