Family-owned and family-run, Villa Sandi is the leading producer of sparkling wine throughout the world. Located in the heart of the Prosecco DOCG in Cartizze and Valdobbiadene, the winery employs biodiversity-friendly farming practices in the vineyard to bolster vineyard health and quality. In the cellar, it minimizes the use of sulfites thanks to a revolutionary “one-tank” technique (the wine is never racked) that also gives the wine vibrant freshness and classic varietal character. The winery and its 16th-century Palladian villa (the symbol of the estate) use hydroelectric power, enabled by the nearby Piave River, in order to reduce its carbon footprint. Thoughtfully farmed and vinified, Villa Sandi’s Prosecco represents a benchmark for the appellation.
Export Director Flavio Geretto and Winemaker Stefano Gava discuss the winery’s Pinot Grigio.
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See the wine’s fact sheet below.
PINOT GRIGIO DELLE VENEZIE DOC Bright straw yellow in color. Floral and fruity notes on the nose evoke memories of the summer hay harvest in the countryside. Dry, round, and mineral on the palate, with good structure and a warm, fruity, well-balanced finish.
CLASSIFICATION Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC
PRODUCTION AREA DOC zone in Italy’s northeastern regions.
GRAPE VARIETY Pinot Grigio.
TRAINING METHOD Sylvoz, Guyot, with a density of 2,500-4,000 vines per hectare.
YIELD Maximum of 18 quintals per hectare.
HARVEST PERIOD Late August, early September.
VINIFICATION The must is obtained through a soft pressing of the grapes in a bladder press. It is then is racked and transferred to temperature-controlled fermentation tanks. The wine remains on its lees for a few months before bottling.
SUGGESTED PAIRINGS The perfect accompaniment for Mediterranean dishes prepared with reef fish and cherry tomatoes. Excellent with prosciutto and cantaloupe or with fresh, creamy cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 10-12° C.
TECHNICAL DATA Alcohol: 12%. Residual Sugar: 3 grams/liter. Acidity: 5.5 grapes/liter.