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2011 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio Terre degli Osci IGT, Molise, Italy

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Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety; it also embodies stylistic differences. 'Pinot Grigio' wines are typically quite different from 'Pinot Gris' wines, even though they are made from the same variety. The difference is so well established that the two are often treated as distinct varieties.

The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed 'Greej') and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are 'light', 'crisp' and 'dry'. These characteristics are complemented by aroma notes citing lemon, green apple and blossoms.

The Grigio style is achieved by harvest ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Terre degli Osci IGT wine region

    Terre degli Osci (or sometimes simply 'Osco') is a key IGT title used in Molise, southern-central Italy. It covers the Campobasso province, which is named after the provincial and regional capital Campobasso, and is the larger of Molise's two provinces.

    The name Terre degli Osci means 'the land of the Oscans' – an ancient tribe which once inhabited this area of Italy. Homer’s epic The Odyssey tells how the enchantress Circe bore Ulysses (Odysseus) two sons, who went on to found the two great societies of central Italy: the Etruscans (see Tuscany) and the Oscans. As they settled the lands of modern-day Molise, the landscape divided them into two distinct tribes: the Sabelli, who ... more

  • Molise wine region

    Molise is a mountainous region in south-central Italy, and is one of the nation's smallest wine regions alongside Aosta Valley. Its neighbors include Abruzzo and ... more

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