92 Insider Points
Seal of Approval - Decanter World Wine Awards
China Wine and Spirits Award-2015
This expressive wine presents with freshly chopped peach and pear notes with hints of apple blossom and lemon citrus on the palate. A superb spring/summer sipper that than be enjoyed by Chardonnay and Sauv Blanc lovers alike. Enjoy now through 2019. - DZ Aug 2017
"Very beautiful color straw yellow with golden reflections. Notes of orange blossom and tropical fruits. Beautiful structure in the mouth, both full, complex and persistent with aromas of peach, apricot and lemon." - Vinho
This is the Pinot Grigio we long for! An intense and flinty version, it’s far from the abundance of thin and watery Pinot Grigio you find around. Honored at the Decanter World Wine Awards and one of our U.S. exclusives, this is a complex, solid and serious beauty.
Reasons why we love it:
- An Italian Pinot Grigio. Is there really any other kind? We suppose so, but we strongly believe Italy produces some of the best in the world and this 2015 stands up to the reputation. A near perfect expression of Italian territory and culture.
- Crisp and refreshing. There is almost nothing better than a good Pinot Grigio for warm days and delicious barbeques. Our Tasting Panel suggests trying it with shellfish and risotto.
- Straight from the winery. A Direct Import - Pinot Grigio IGT MT - from hand harvested vines and a winery that’s so immersed in its history, tradition and respect for the land that you can’t help but taste their wisdom in every glass. Coupled with a modern winemaking facility, high quality sparkling and still wines flow from their fingertips.
- Health conscious winemaking. As the Ca’ di Rajo winemaking team continues to blend their past and present, they are also well aware of the ever growing market for a “healthy wine.” Their current exploration is taking them back to a time of “Col Fondo,” a style of Prosecco that is cloudy and unfiltered with a naturally occurring very low sulphur content. The blend of healthy components and rich history makes Ca’ di Rajo a winery to watch!
The color is Straw yellow with gold highlights. The bouquet is Intense, wide, complex with floral notes (eglantine and orange blossom) and hints of tropical fruit, citrus and apricot. The taste is long and persistent with strong notes of citrus, peach and apricot.
Tradition is our strength.
The Bellussera is an ancient method of vine cultivation based on a ray system. Mainly common in Veneto region, the system was invented, towards the end of XIX century, by brothers Bellussi from Tezze di Piave (TV) in an attempt to defeat downy mildew. The Bellussera consists in a structure where four meter high poles are linked by iron cables arranged in rays. Every pole supports four vines positioned at 2.50 meters from the ground. From each vine originates permanent cordons, which grow inclined upwards and diagonally to the lane, forming a system of rays.
Although nowadays this system is no longer in use, as it has been replaced by other methods allowing the mechanical harvest, our company is still obtaining most of its production from vineyards cultivated in this way. Moreover we are always putting lots of efforts into exalting its value and uniqueness.
This is an heritage to be absolutely preserved as it is the base of our identity and of our typicality: right from these seventy year old vineyards we have started the way to built up the greatness of our future.
Tourists and operators that visit our winery never miss the chance of taking a picture of the charming vines cultivated using this rare method.
This wine is ideal with fish, shellfish, risotto and vegetable pies.