In the Trentino dialect, Sortesele (diminutive of sorti) were 4,000-square- metre plots of vineyards for which the heirs of a farm traditionally drew lots; the finest ones went to the most fortunate, thus avoiding family disputes. Similarly, Santi selects the finest batches of Pinot Grigio from along the Adige valley to create this elegant white wine with great finesse.
VARIETIES: Pinot Grigio.
PRODUCTION DISTRICT: The vineyards lie along the Adige valley, in the provinces of Trento and Verona.
ALTITUDE AND ASPECT: The vineyards are aligned north-south at altitudes between 100 and 200 metres above sea level.
TYPE OF SOIL: Dolomitic limestone with a high content of magnesium, granitic sand and gravel.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon with Guyot pruning, planted to a density of 5,000 vines per hectare.
HARVEST: The harvest usually takes place between the first and second weeks of September.
WINEMAKING METHOD: After destemming, the bunches are soft crushed to extract the juice as delicately as possible. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a maximum temperature of 16 °C. The wine is subsequently kept at a temperature of 10°C to preserve its fragrance until bottling.
SENSORY PROFILE: Straw yellow hue, accompanied by a close-focused nose of pear, apricot and white flowers. The fruity palate, with top notes of stone fruit, shows ripeness and roundness well supported by an elegant acidity and savouriness, ensuring a long, lingering finish.
ABV: 12,50 %.
FOOD PAIRING: Traditional Veneto dishes: radicchio and Asiago or Monte Veronese cheese roulades, eggs and asparagus. In general: risottos, grilled fish, white meats, herb frittatas.