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Domini del Leone Pinot Grigio

$23.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2022
Region: Veneto, Italy
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Grigio

Domini del Leone Pinot Grigio is a rich dry white wine, fresh, with vibrant aromas of pear and apple with hints of flowers. Distinct minerality is the signature of this wine and makes it very versatile for food pairing. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and pressed into stainless steel vats where the wine naturally ferments and ages for 8 months. Fined (bentonite – vegan-friendly).

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Green Apple, Pear

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

None

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Jenny & Francois

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Domini del Leone Pinot Grigio

Domini del Leone Pinot Grigio is a rich dry white wine, fresh, with vibrant aromas of pear and apple with hints of flowers. Distinct minerality is the signature of this wine and makes it very versatile for food pairing. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and pressed into stainless steel vats where the wine naturally ferments and ages for 8 months. Fined (bentonite – vegan-friendly).

About Domini del Leone

Guido Fidora, the current owner’s grandfather, was a true pioneer of organic agriculture in the area. He saw how detrimental the use of pesticides and other agrochemistry was to the biodiversity of his vineyards, and decided to fight this by certifying his estate organic as early as 1974, placing him among the very first in Italy. It was at a time when most European winemaking and viticulture were still under the spell of systematic treatments and enological additives, and the notion of organic wine was far from established (and hence a challenge to explain to the market). But, fueled by his vision, Guido insisted and toured farmers’ markets and Slowfood events with his wine and other farm products. Nowadays, even the neighboring estates around their “Civranetta” estate are organic.

His grandson Emilio, who’s now at the helm as the fourth generation of the family, has been converting the estate to biodynamics since 2015. It’s now a true mixed farm consisting not only of vineyards, but also woodland, ponds, pastures for horses, cattle and chickens, and fields of grains and other crops.

The estate is located only a couple of miles from the Lagoon of Venice – this proximity to the sea and its constant winds, together with the particular soil of Alpine-glacier origin give the grapes distinct mineral notes and aromatic richness.

The winged lion referred to in the estate name and on its bottles is the symbol of the city of Venice, once one of the most powerful and wealthiest republics in the Mediterranean. The lion symbolizes majesty and power, while its wings are a symbol of spiritual elevation; the book expresses the concepts of wisdom and peace.

Besides the 140 hectares of land near Venice, the Fidora family also has a tiny plot up in the hills of Valdobbiadene, as well as 65 hectares of vines and forest in the Valpolicella region. All of these estates are certified organic as well as biodynamic (Demeter).