Wine Ruffino, "La Solatia" Pinot Grigio, Toscana IGT
Wine saturated straw-yellow color with golden highlights.
Harmonious, fresh and rounded taste of the wine reveals typical Pinot Grigio fruity palette with pronounced notes of pear. Steady finale filled with mineral tones with accents of almond.
Fruity notes of ripe pear and green plums enrich attractive tone cookies.
This wine is excellent with dishes of fish, seafood and vegetables. It also served as an aperitif.
"La Solatia" Pinot Grigio - dry white wine made from Italian grape varieties Pinot Gris grown in Tuscany in the estate of La Solatia, owned by the company "Ruffino". Winery, whose name comes from the word Solatia, which translated from the Tuscan dialect means "washed by the sun" or "on the sunny side", is located in a hilly area in the district of Siena near the beautiful medieval village of Monteriggioni. Here in the eighties of the last century, the company was the first to produce Ruffino successful experiments with international white Chardonnay. During the hard work it became clear that the earth La Solatia and its microclimate is particularly well suited for the production of white wines.
Usually berries that grow at an altitude of 190-250 meters above sea level, reach optimum maturity by the end of August. Harvested by hand and carefully selected fruit is cooled and soft pressing. After filtration with cold alcoholic fermentation takes place without contact with the skin for 10-15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Before bottling "La Solatia" Pinot Grigio some time remains on the lees in stainless steel vats. Wine with fragrant fruity bouquet and mild taste not only reflects the favorable combination of terroir and grape varieties of Siena, which is traditionally grown in other regions of Italy, but also extols the virtues of both.
Company "Ruffino" began its history in 1877, when the hereditary Tuscan winemakers and great patriots of their native land, cousins Hilario and Leopoldo Ruffino winery founded in the nearby town of Pontassieve with Florentsiiey. This company has been producing the best wines of Tuscany. Products "Ruffino" has long since become the hallmark of the famous worldwide Tuscan style. In 1895 at an exhibition in Bordeaux wine Chianti Ruffino was recognized as the best. In 1984, when it was formed appellation Chianti DOCG, the same wine received the first state mark of quality.
In 1913 the company was acquired by the family Folonari. The new owners have managed to make "Ruffino" symbol of wine and sample quality Tuscan wines. The pride of the winery's flagship wine is Riserva Ducale super premium category, which is available since 1927. Now the company is run by brothers Paolo and Marco Folonari and their families, who own estates with vineyards in the most prestigious wine-producing areas of Tuscany - Chianti, Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino, as well as in the Collio DOC in Friuli. Each estate is managed by experienced agronomist and enologist. The main activity of the "Ruffino" is subject to the maintenance of a high level of quality of all produced wines, it also made a significant contribution to the creation of such a beautiful image of Italian wine-making on the modern international wines. To date, the company's wines are exported to 85 countries. In 2011, "Ruffino" became the first Italian company to join the largest international consortium Constellation Brands.
The winery Pian dell'Orino is located in the heart of the prestigious Montalcino region - Castelnuovo dell'Abate, next to the famous estate Biondi Santi. Jan Erbach and Caroline Pobitzer, the owners of the company, are doing everything possible to improve the quality of their wines, including extensive soil and agricultural research. That farm Pian del'Orino was one of the first in Montalcino, who began to apply biodynamic methods.
Today, the total area of vineyards is 6 hectares, they use organic and biodynamic methods of cultivating vines. Green harvesting and yield reduction are practiced (only 4 bunches per vine).