Bertani Due Uve Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Grigio
Pale straw, with lively green reflections. Assertive and well-defined. Nuances of elderflower combined with hints of peach and apricot. Medium-bodied and well-balanced.
$27.00 / Bottle $324.00 / Case
The name (pronounced Do-Ay OO-vay) means “two grapes,” which aptly describes this innovative estate-bottled blend of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Bertani is headquartered at the palatial neo-classical Villa Novare just north of Verona in Italy’s Veneto region. One of northeast Italy’s most prestigious wine producers, Bertani owns all its own vineyards from which it produces an array of estate-grown wines. Founded in 1857, this family-owned winery has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start. Bertani Amarone is justly celebrated as a standard bearer for its category.
Grapes for this blend are grown in Bertani’s southeast-facing Ciusa vineyard, located at an altitude of 150-200 meters above sea level. The soil is of lava-basaltic origin. During the day, the vines benefit from the warmth of the sun; cool nights will ensure an enhanced aroma. The vines are grown on a trellis system and the wine is a 50% Pinot Grigio, 50% Sauvignon Blanc blend.
The two varietals are vinified separately, a brief cold maceration for Sauvignon Blanc and pressing of the entire grape for Pinot Grigio. Normal fermentation is around 68°F. After blending, the new wine is transferred to stainless steel containers, where it remains on its lees. It is then bottled and spends three months in Bertani’s cellars prior to release.