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2011 Santi 'Sortesele' Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy

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Average: $12   From: $10   To: $14

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Over all vintages, this was the 8519th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3726th

Price History for 2011 Santi 'Sortesele' Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy
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Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for Pinot Gris. Although the two names refer to a single grape variety, the wine styles they represent are clearly distinct from one another. The difference between Pinot Grigio wines and Pinot Gris wines is so clear and well-established that the two are often treated as if they were two 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 ...more


Region
  • IGT delle Venezie, one of Italy's best-known wine appellations, has been made famous by the ocean of crisp, light Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie that makes its way westwards to the United Kingdom and the United States from north-eastern Italy each year.

    The Venezie in the title is not Venice (the historic city of canals, islands and bridges) but the Tre Venezie (the 'three Venices') – Venezia Euganea, Venezia Giulia and Venezia Tridentina. These are the names of three Italian administrative regions which existed between 1866 and 1919 and correspond to the modern-day regions of Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. The I ...more

  • Veneto IGT – the region-wide IGT title for the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy – is one of the country's most widely used appellations. It covers a broad range of wine styles from Veneto, the engine room of Italy's wine industry. Each year, a substantial number of reds, whites and rosés are produced and sol...more

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