Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wine of the Week - Cesconi Pinot Grigio

We hear you - it's hot. So to avoid overcomplicating things, our featured wine this week is a fresh, crisp white that's just perfect for warm-weather drinking. The Cesconi Pinot Grigio comes from the Alpine region of Trentino, which provides this wine with more depth and complexity than is commonly associated with Pinot Grigio. The nose on this wine shows yellow apple, peach, and pear, while layers of fruit continue on the palate, balanced with fresh acidity and a long, crisp finish.

Perched high above Trento on banks of the Adige River is the hill of Pressano. In these rugged Alpine surroundings, the Cesconi family tends their vineyards planted to both red and white grapes. The current proprietors can trace their family roots back to the 17th century, and building on more than two centuries of cultivating and producing wine in Trentino, the four Cesconi brothers - Lorenzo, Roberto, Alexander and Franco - as well as their father Paul, continue the family tradition. The family has a deep appreciation and respect for the achievements of their ancestors, however, they seek to build on this history by perfecting the traditional practices of the Domaine. To that end, the brothers work entirely organically in the vineyards and continue to move towards biodynamic methods.

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