Vigne del Pellagroso & Andrea Marchetti
100% Pinot Grigio. Surrounded by an uncontaminated forest, this tiny vineyard (1/2 Ha.) is near Arzignano in the province of Vicenza, in Veneto, located at 400 mts above the sea level. It averages from 30 to 40 years of age, marked by volcanic soils’ elements. The grapes are chemical free (no pesticides, no herbicides, etc.). The Vineyard is trained with the old school Pergola method (high trained vine system). All the vineyard’s management is done according to uncertified organic techniques and the lunar calendar. Low levels of sulfur and copper strayed during the growing season.
The must ferments in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts avoiding any kind of external additive. The extended skin contact (10 days) gives the wine its’ typical Ramato style, following the local north-east Italian tradition. After ageing for a few months in used barrels, the wine is bottled roughly 10 months after the harvest. G-Ray is a minimal, naked wine with no added sulfites. Unfined and unfiltered. AbV: 12%. Only 2.500 bottles have been produced from this harvest. (released approx the summer following the harvest). No cork used, just a simple stelvin screwcap closure.