Welcome to northern Italy’s Trentino Valley, where the Dolomites meet the Alps – chilly breezes and sunny days here produce pristine Pinot Grigio with remarkable aromatic intensity – dialed all the way up to 11 in a stellar vintage like 2015.
The team at Concilio has been tending these mountain vineyards since 1860 and Contessa Giovanna Manci (named for a local noble woman), is their flagship white. The grapes are grown in a special, single vineyard and hand picked, ensuring only the cream of the crop makes it into the wine; lees aging for several months before bottling adds an inviting roundness to the palate.
In addition to a commendation at the International Wine Challenge, leading French wine guide Gilbert & Gaillard awarded Contessa a gold medal with this enthusiastic praise: “Brilliant straw-yellow. Open nose of white peach and pear with a tangy touch … wonderful aromatic drive. A harmonious, beautifully made wine.”
Elegant, complex and a surefire hit with any Italian whites fan. (To guarantee your share, you will have to order soon.)