, set up in 2003, is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot
and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, our aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto. New projects in the Veneto and Sicily from the 2008 vintage see the addition of Prosecco, Grillo and Catarratto. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Produced from the local Primitivo variety cultivated in the Salento peninsula of the Puglia region, southern Italy. Produced from grapes grown in northern Italy this is a blend of 87% Pinot Grigio and 13% Pinot Noir. The ripest grapes were selected from mature hillside vineyards and hand harvested in early September. The extra ripeness allows the dark-skinned Pinot Grigio grapes develop a pink tinge which is further enhanced by the addition of a small proportion of Pinot Noir grapes from the same vineyards. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, crushed and the skins left in contact with the juice for 12 hours at low temperature before gentle pressing. After a slow, cool fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks the wine was bottled young to preserve freshness and aromas.
Ancora Pinot Grigio Rosť is a dry, fresh and fruity rose with delicate aromas of red berries. Crisp and lively on the palate with good intensity of ripe berry and red cherry fruit
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Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany salads, cold meats such as salami or smoked chicken or seafood dishes.