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2009 Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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Score: 88   When to drink: 2013+
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score When to drink
88/100   2013+
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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
  • Alto Adige (or Sudtirol to the German-speaking two-thirds of its inhabitants) is a wine-producing province of farthest northern Italy. It constitutes the northern half of the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region (the southern half being Trentino). Immersed in the Southern Limestone Alps, Alto Adige is bordered by Veneto to the east, Lombardy to the west and the Tirol region of Austria to the north.

    Stretching up to a latitude of 47 degrees north and altitudes of well over 10,000ft (3050m), Alto Adige is a region of topographical and climatic extremes. The region's key vineyard zones trace the north-south path of the Adige river, and are planted on the valley floor and the slopes above, many of which are incredibly steep. They run from Merano in the north down to the provincial border with Trentino in the south. Also significant is the ...more

  • Trentino-Alto Adige is Italy's northernmost wine region, located right on the Italian border with Austria. Although once dominated by the local Lagrein and Schiava varieties, in the 21st Century, its wines are increasingly made from well-known international varieties such as ...more

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