Cielo e Terra, Casa Defra, Pinot Grigio, DOC Delle Venezie, Italy, 2021
Cielo e Terra is a joint venture between two families, Cielo, who have been making wine for over a century in Veneto, Puglia and the Cantina Sociale Colli Berici.
Drawing on the Colli Berici's vineyard resources, combined with the Cielo family's winemaking skills, their partnership consistently produces wines which are fantastic value for money from both indigenous and international varietals.
The soils are rich in limestone and of marine origin. The climate is subcontinental and temperate, with mild winters, rare late frosts and windy summers. Rainfall is scarce (800-1100 mm per year), and in dry summers, emergency irrigation is required. A manual harvest.
Soft pressing and limited maceration in the fermentation using selected yeasts at controlled temperature below 20° C storage in steel tanks at a controlled temperature never exceeds 20° C trying to protect wine with nitrogen to prevent oxidation. Cold stabilisation and bottling through isobaric filler.
No oak ageing
A beautiful pale straw yellow wine which is light and vibrant and should be appreciated for its zesty, citrus character, notes of green apple and pineapple and refreshing acidity.
Excellent as an aperitif, appetizers, risotto and fish-based first courses. Suitable to accompany fresh cheeses and white meats.
Pinot Grigio 100%
6 x 75cl