Lucciola Pinot Grigio Delle Venezia DOC 2018 750ml
“Luccioa” translate to English for the word Firefly. The wine bottle itself is decorated with yellow spots to show off the beauty of this little insects. Made in the Veneto region of Italy with organic grapes, this certified by the ICEA, this wine is light bodied and refreshing.
Lucciola Pinot Grigio Delle Venezia DOC 2018 Notes To Your Senses:
- Taste: Light bodied and refreshing with mineral and light citrus notes
- Aroma: Mineral and faint citrus notes
- Appearance: Pale yellow
- ABV: 12.5%
- Pairing: Light seafood dishes
Master Sommelier Little Known, Big Facts:
- The color of wine depends on the fermentation extracts using skin, like Red wine as compared to white wine, leaving the skin behind
- The oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325; it was found in Germany inside two Roman sarcophaguses
- The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it’s typically too warm, in refrigerators, their warmest setting can be too cold
- Richer heavier foods usually pair well with richer, heavier wines; light wines pair with lighter foods
- Generally, a vintage wine is a product of a single year’s harvest, not when the wine is bottled
- A “dumb” wine refers to the lack of odor while a “numb” wine has no odor and no potential of developing a pleasing odor in the feature
- If a server or sommelier hands you a cork, don’t smell it, look for the date or other information ( mold, cracking, or breaks)
- Tannin is a substance that tingles the gums when you indulge your palate with a sip of wine, it’s an excellent antioxidant
- Smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine
Wine was first developed in Mesopotamia, not France
- French wines are labeled following the soil on which they are produced, not according to the grape used
- When chilling wine, adding salt to ice will cool it down faster
Italy has adopted a rigorous controlled appellation system that has strict controls with regulations governing vineyard quality, yields per acre, and aging practices just to name a few. There are over three hundred DOC (Denominazioni di Origine Controllata) and DOCG (Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines today. There are over five hundred classifications IGT (Indicazioni Geografica Tipica) wines are factored in too.
Depending on the region of Italy, you’ll have a better idea of what types of wine are produced.
In the North, the Italian Alps lay against long expanses of the Po River plains. Tiny pockets and microclimates along the mountains link to their very own special wine. It always seems to be a fight between nature and wine, but wine continues to win as it has an extraordinary ability to age.
Central Italy delivers many more exciting wines such as Sagrantino from the Umbrian town of Montefalco, dense and dark Montepulciano from Abruzzo, and white Verdicchio from Le Marche.
Southern Italy, specifically Sicily has native grapes like Nero d’Avola (red) and Grillo (white). Grillo is used to produce fortified wine Marsala. Sicily has a relaxed regulation with an increased experimentation which make the “new world” wine region, while perfectly locked within the confines of an “old world” wine reality.
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