Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 'Castel Ringberg'

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  • Producer
    Elena Walch
  • Vintage
  • Region
    Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Country
  • Grape
    Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Appellation
    Alto Adige
  • Case Size
    12 x 750mL
  • Product Type
    White Wine
  • Available In
  • Price: $41.99
    Case: 12
    Case Price: $503.88

    Price includes HST. Bottle Deposit is additional.

Light, clear straw yellow characterizes our Pinot Grigio “Castel Ringberg”. Ripe aromas of fruit, especially ripe pear, and some sage and spicy notes give distinction to the multifaceted bouquet. Elegance and harmony dominate on the palate, combined with an elegant acidity, contagious freshness and creamy fullness and concentration. The wine continues with minerals and juiciness and a long, fresh finish.

Grown exclusively on the Castel Ringberg estate,on a south-facing hillside above the picturesque Lake of Caldaro,at an altitude of 1150 feet above sea level.

Soils are chalk and clay. Gentle pressing,followed by static clarification. A part ferments in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature (20C).

15% of the must ferments in French oak barriques (Allier) followed by partial malolactic fermentation.

The blending occurs shortly before bottling in springtime the following year.

(2016 vintage) 91+ points:
This is a beautiful and spot-on wine. The 2016 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Castel Ringberg is fresh and zesty with bright aromas of lime, green apple and honeydew melon. A small part (15%) of the wine is fermented in oak, and the wine does undergo malolactic fermentation, although the effects are mild and well integrated here. This wine will put up no obstacle when paired with your favorite spicy Thai or Indian vegetable dishes. (Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, July 2017)