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MEZZACORONA PINOT GRIGIO
Multi-international Bronze, Silver & Gold 
with Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D.
Trentino, Italy


In essence, Pinot Grigio is an amazing grape. It can do wonderful things and has potential to be amazing with its aromas and richness.
 

April 2018 Issue | Vol. 6, No. 13 

















 
 
 
 

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Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio with Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D., Trentino, Italy
Italy’s Adige River, her second longest, has nurtured civilizations since the Middle Stone Age. The river runs from alpine lakes in the Dolomites near the Austrian and Swiss borders to the Adriatic Sea south of Venice. The Roman military, in their quest to expand the Empire ever northward, built a road that plodded along the Adige’s course, which worms its way across the present-day provinces of South Tyrol, Trentino, and Veneto. The waters carved the curl of land where, because of the Roman’s winemaking influence, some of today’s tastiest white wines grow. This includes Italy’s prime appellation for Pinot Grigio in Trentino-Alto Adige. The region’s alpine climate provides the perfect conditions required to produce primo Pinot Grigio: warm days, cool nights, and low humidity levels. These conditions guarantee healthy grapes and a later harvest, which allows better development of flavor and aromas. Its location at the base of the Dolomites, part of the Southern Limestone Alps, provides ideal soil to produce the wine’s coveted acidity. These good terroir genes, along with fastidious farming techniques and in-the-moment winemaking technology has made allowed of the area’s wine producer, Gruppo Mezzacorona, to achieve an odd combination with its Pinot Griogio production: premium wine made in mass quantities.