On September 13th 2000, the Italian Governament acknowledged a new DOC in the south–east part of the province of Verona (Veneto Region): the Arcole appellation. The Bixio Family, 5th generation of grape growers, established here the Azienda Agricola Desmontà, a 30 hectares vineyard estate that produce high quality wines blending together tradition and new technology systems. The hot, humid and windy microclimate enriches and ripens the grapes; the sandy soil brings soft and velvety tannins. Bixio was the first producer of the Arcole DOC to enter the market with fabulous wines are becoming increasingly popular in the international wine market, receiving the approval of the finest critics.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio.
Production area: VENETO Region. Veronella town in the Arcole village.
Vinification: After a soft pressing, fermentation takes place at 18° C followed by an aging of the wine with its own yeasts in stainless steel for about 2 months, ended with a refinement in the bottle for another month.
The COLOUR is light brilliant yellow with slightly topaz highlights. The BOUQUET is floral and fruity, with delicate notes of green apple and apricot. The TASTE is soft and balanced, with a hint of fresh acidity combined with slight notes of acacia honey.
Serving suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif or with vegetables starters, fish dishes and white meats. Perfect with Asparagus's Risotto.
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