Villa Mattielli Veneto Pinot Grigio IGT 2014
By Jonathan H. Newman*
Mattielli 2014 Pinot Grigio
UNIT SIZE: 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Pinot Grigio
GRAPE: Pinot Grigio
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.00%
SPECIAL DESIGNATION: Value Buy
An attractive and graceful Pinot Grigio from the highly regarded Amarone producer Mattielli. In addition to their flagship Amarone, the Mattielli sisters make a wonderful Pinot Grigio from Italy’s Veneto region. This is quite a beautiful and refreshing wine with juicy, fresh fruit that makes you not want to put the glass down. This well made wine displays fresh cut white peaches, pear, pineapple, orange peel, jasmine, lemon zest, and honey. A silky suave mouth feel with clean acidity and pleasing fruit on the finish. Pair with crab cakes, Grilled Langoustines with extra virgin olive oil and garlic, Lobster roll, Pistachio encrusted Tilapia and ceviche.
By Villa Mattielli
Pinot Grigio del Veneto IGT
Alcohol: 12.00% vol.
Soil Type: Argillaceous, Silty-sandy
Cultivation Method: Veronese trellised vine
Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio
Harvest: Middle September
Vinification: Cold maceration of the pressed grapes; soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature (18'C) in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing and Refinement: In steel vats with further maturation in the bottle.
Serving: 8'-10'C. in long-stemmed goblets to exalt the refined nature of this wine.
Bottle Type: Bordeaux 0,75 Lt
Straw yellow in colour; fruity bouquet and floral aromas. Notes of tropical fruit like ananas. Elegant palate with mineral flavour and long length. Excellent when serve with first courses and fish dishes. Perfect as aperitif and with young cheeses.
Villa Mattielli is a family-owned estate managed with passion by two sisters, Roberta and Valeria, and founded on the experience of years devoted to excellence in the vineyard and cellar of their father. The estate's 15 hectares occupy some of the best wine-growing slopes of Soave and the Valpolicella Doc area. The location of the estate's vineyards and an optimum climate have always been considered ideal for vine growing. The art of a modern winemaking estate combines with the best aspects of an ancient and noble tradition. Today, Villa Mattielli's goal is to achieve the highest quality. Our management practices are an expression of respect for our vineyards and the environment: pruning, bunch selection, harvesting by hand. Hard work done with pride and passion is our daily satisfaction.
[Information provided by J.H.N.]
*Jonathan Newman was Wine Enthusiasts’ Man of the Year. He also was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and received national recognition in Marvin Shanken’s Market Watch Magazine and many other international wine publications. He was also awarded the Guild of Sommeliers highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Newman's reviews have been published and quoted extensively online and in print. He travels extensively to many of the major wine growing regions and evaluates many of the wines we source from smaller and boutique wineries. We interact closely with him and the result is his rejection rate of over 96% of the wines evaluated.