100 % Pinot Grigio
The 2017 Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio is even more crisp and fresh than past vintages due to cooler temperatures throughout the year. This vintage expresses stone fruit flavors with hints of thyme almond notes on the palate. Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio is a dry white wine with brilliant minerality and subtle notes of alpine air from Italy’s northernmost region. This wine is perfectly paired with mussels and French fries.
Fruit for Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio is 100% estate grown on the Giovanett family’s vineyards, where the grapes are hand-picked, and hand sorted for each vintage. The vineyards surround the towns of Cortina, Marge and Salerno, one of Alto Adige’s oldest white wine production areas. This region is most notable for producing crisp, fresh Pinot Grigio style wines. Alto Adige is the country’s premier site for this varietal.
Harvest in Alto Adige, Italy began August 25th, about 10-14 days earlier than usual. Temperatures during the day were up to 86°F and dropped to the mid-60’s at night, a positive effect on this year’s harvest. These temperatures allowed the sugar-acidity relationship to be very balanced, which is important for fresh, white wines and gives them potential to develop.
Luna Nuda is grown and produced by 4th generation winemaking family, the Giovanetts at their estate Castelfeder Winery. Founded in 1970 and located in Cortina, the heart of Alto Adige, this is the 3rd largest winery in the valley. Alfons Giovanett founded the winery, he believes wine tastes it’s best when there’s a full moon – this is why we celebrate the full moon each month.
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
The Castelfeder winery uses no herbicides or pesticides in cultivating their Pinot Grigio vines as you can see. Furthermore, they focus on low yield so that flavors are concentrated in the berries. Makes for an incredible Pinot Grigio!
Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio comes from one of the best places in the world for growing Pinot Grigio grapes…Italy’s Alto Adige Valley.
“A beautiful pale straw color with a golden hue. The nose displays rich stone and orchard fruit, floral blossoms, sea breeze, and baked bread. The palate is round yet refreshing, thanks to the five months of sur lie aging. A buttery texture with a lively crispness making it clean and refreshing. A terrific wine to enjoy with salads, roast chicken, seafood, and of course the company of a dear friend. Great value.”
– Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier
Luna Nuda Wines 2018 ©