Roberta Fugatti Pinot Grigio 2021
Ever since the Roman period, the area has been a link between the Mediterranean Sea and the trade routes that went up through the Alps. The multitude of castles and fortresses built along the Adige river stand witnesses of the valley’s importance throughout the centuries. It is here, in the tiny DOC of Valdadige ‘Terra dei Forte’, land of forts, that Roberta alongside her sister Cristina and brother Giuseppe, created Roberta Fugatti Winery, the sister company of the beloved Azienda Agricola Roeno, founded by their father Rolando over half a century ago.
Roberta Fugatti focuses on rare native grapes, producing single varietal and single vineyard wines in the middle of two mountain systems. Shaped by glaciers during the quaternary era, this narrow valley with steep hills provides a heterogeneous climate. Cool winters and warm summers, lake wind and the diurnal shift provide ultimate growing conditions while the diverse soils of the sandy river banks, clay valley soil and gravelly fossil rich mountain slopes create a great home for their vines. Biodiversity preservation is an integral part of the vineyard. Roberta Fugatti uses green manure, no chemical treatments and no pesticides, dedicated to their land and the traditions surrounding.
The Roberta Fugatti collection is a pure expression of native grapes and unique terroir of Terradeiforte. Her single varietals of Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Teraldago and Marzemino, the favourite wine of Mozart’s mentioned in his Don Giovanni opera, are crafted with love, authentic to the region, with a quality that shines.
Lemon drop, key lime, orange blossom, white carnation and celery salt dominate the nose. Peach yogurt and wet stone mineralogy on the palate follow through the silky-smooth texture and fresh on the finish.