Nestled in the northeastern pockets of Italy, the Delle Venezie DOC of the Trentino-Alto Adige region is a mesmerizing mosaic of Alpine landscapes and Mediterranean climates. It's a place where soaring mountains cast their shadows on lush valleys, where vineyards sprawl gracefully, benefiting from a unique harmony of cool breezes and abundant sunshine.
This union of nature's contrasts creates a terroir that is both challenging and rewarding. The diverse microclimates, combined with the region's rich soils, have contributed to its reputation as a cradle for premium wines.
The crowning glory of Delle Venezie's vineyards is undeniably the Pinot Grigio grape. This variety, with its delicate hues and crisp, refreshing profile, has found its true home in the region. The Trentino-Alto Adige terroir imparts a distinctive minerality and depth to the Pinot Grigio, setting it apart from its counterparts elsewhere.
To sip a glass of Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezie is to taste the essence of its environment - the Alpine freshness, the Mediterranean warmth, and the ancient earth. It's a testament to a region that has mastered the art of winemaking, against the backdrop of one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world.
The climate in the region is cool and windy due to the alpine influence. This helps the wines to have good natural acidity, while the temperature variations between day and night help the wines to be more aromatic. In addition, the vineyards receive a good amount of rainfall.
The soils of this DOC are very old and were formed by the deposition of calcareous material, gravel and sand. In addition, the soils are characterized by good drainage.
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Pinot Grigio
In the enchanting embrace of the Delle Venezie DOC wine region, three remarkable expressions beckon you to immerse yourself in the essence of this captivating terroir: Bianco, Pinot Grigio Rosato, and Pinot Grigio Spumante.
Bianco, a harmonious symphony of grape varieties, intricately weaves a tapestry of Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and Verduzzo (Friulano and/or Trevigiano), enriched by other authorized white companions. This white wine paints a canvas of aromas, unveiling citrus notes and floral nuances that gracefully dance upon the palate. It is a jubilant celebration of diversity, capturing the region's grape variety in each exquisite sip.
Pinot Grigio Rosato, a delicate embodiment of Pinot Grigio, takes center stage in this radiant rosé. With a minimum of 85% Pinot Grigio, harmoniously joined by Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and Verduzzo, it unfurls as a refreshing revelation. The pale pink hue hints at the vibrant embrace of red fruit flavors, embarking on a sensory odyssey that encapsulates the very essence of the terroir.
Pinot Grigio Spumante, a sparkling marvel, emanates the effervescent spirit of celebration. Crafted with a minimum of 85% Pinot Grigio, accompanied by a medley of Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and Verduzzo, it undergoes a metamorphosis within pressurized tanks. Bubbles pirouette across the palate, carrying brisk apple notes and a spirited vivacity that captivates with each effervescent sip.
In the Delle Venezie DOC, Bianco, Pinot Grigio Rosato, and Pinot Grigio Spumante encapsulate the region's unwavering commitment to crafting wines that encapsulate its distinct identity. Each bottle is an embodiment of the land, the grape varieties, and the meticulous artistry that elevates them to extraordinary heights. With every glass, they extend an invitation to uncover the nuanced character and timeless allure of Delle Venezie.