Citra Pinot Grigio Terre Di Chieti 2018

Codice Citra was founded in 1973 when 3,000 small family growers decided to unite to form a winery dedicated to quality. The property, with its 6,000 hectares—14,800 acres—covers the majority of the Chieti province. Since its foundation, Codice Citra has focused on cultivating the most important, indigenous grape varieties within the province of Chieti.

About the Vineyard

These family owned properties, some with only 1 hectare, create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality and variety.  Winemaking process from vineyard to bottle led by world-renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarella.

Wine Production

After light crushing and pressing of hand-harvested grapes, the must undergoes a long fermentation at a controlled temperature.

Tasting Notes

Crisp and elegant with enticing aromas of stone fruit, lime, and Pinto Grigio’s classic bitter-almond finish, Citra Pinot Grigio is delightfully well-balanced.

Food Pairing

Elegant and well-balanced, this wine can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or pairs beautifully with sushi, cooked fish, white meats, and soufflé.

Production Info
Soil composition
Pebbly
Training method
Abruzzo Trellis
Elevation
300-1,100 feet
Vines/acre
700
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
1992
Bottles produced of this wine
500,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Grigio
Length of alcoholic fermentation
11-14 days
Fermentation temperature
57-64 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
3.4 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L
Dry extract
21.6 g/L

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