RIFF 2018 Pinot Gris
Alois Lageder’s RIFF label is designed to be an ultra-affordable option for those looking for the mountain-grown wines of northeast Italy. RIFF stands for reef, a reference to the foothills of the Northern Italian Alps, where grapes for RIFF wines are grown. Here, throughout the northernmost of the Veneto region, 220 million years ago was an ocean filled with reefs. The sea retreated and over the course of millions of years the fossilized coral reefs turned into an impressive mountain landscape. Today the rock layers are still full of hidden fossils from their past.
As an homage to these soils, RIFF Pinot Grigio features a Nautilus on the label, one of the fossils that can be found in these rugged Northern Italian Alps. For the 2018 vintage, RIFF has launched a new aesthetic which tells the story of the transition from colorful coral reef to tall mountains that this region has undergone over the last many millions of years, and the influence of distant marine ecology continues to have on the wines. From the ocean into the glass!
Winemaker Notes: Brilliant straw-yellow color with a green tint. Fine, fruity (apples, peaches), forward varietal aromas. Pronounced, clean, elegant, grapey flavor. Light to medium-bodied with a fresh mouth-watering finish. Dry and crisp
Serve as an aperitif or with salads, starters (fish, meat or vegetables), pates and terrines, fish and shellfish, pasta, risotto, poultry, white meat and mushrooms.
Tasting Notes of Wilfred Wong: The 2018 Riff Pinot Grigio is straightforward and appealing. This wine offers clean and pleasant aromas and flavors of ripe apple and a hint of chalk. Enjoy it with a lightly-seasoned grilled chicken salad. (Tasted: June 24, 2020, San Francisco, CA).
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