Our new Stella Rosa Pinot Grigio was born from rich grapes grown in the beautiful valleys near the Trentino mountains. The rugged landscape produces our perfectly balanced and adaptable wine that’s perfect for all occasions. Straw-yellow colored, this Pinot Grigio is crisp and dry, with flavors of honey, green apple and pear, created to be served chilled. Perfect with appetizers, grilled chicken, and salads.
Unlike the rest of the Stella Rosa brand that is semi-sweet and semi-sparkling, our Pinot Grigio is dry like traditional wines. Our very first still wine is everything you look for in life, it takes you on a thrilling adventure with each crisp sip. Once you go Pinot, you’ll never look back.
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vineyard: Produced at our winery in the small town of LaVis and grown in the Trentino foothills surrounding the village.
Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and very gently soil pressed in a pneumatic press.
Prior to fermentation the liquid is chilled to allow a natural separation of sediment and juice, after which selected yeast are added to initiate fermentation.
Fermentation: Fermentation takes place off the skins in temperature-controlled conditions not exceeding 16-18 °C in stainless steel for approximately 15 days. The wine stays on the lees for about 40 days and rests for a while before bottling.
Serving Temperature: 6°- 8° C
Made in Italy
6x 2020 Stella Rosa Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, Italy
12x 2020 Stella Rosa Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, Italy
THE RIBOLI FAMILY, FOUNDERS OF RIBOLI WINE ESTATES & CREATORS OF STELLA ROSA
To create the Stella Rosa wines, our family chose the region of Asti, a province in Piedmont, Italy, as the source for its aromatic grapes, which have become the hallmark for the Stella Rosa style of wines. The area of Asti has particular significance to our family, as it is the birthplace of our family matriarch, Maddalena Riboli.
Our first Stella Rosa wine was Moscato D’Asti, which has become a flagship of this line. Soon after, Stella Rosa Rosso was created – the brand’s first semi-sweet, semi-sparkling red wine blend, and the first wine of its kind to be brought to America from Asti. The rapid phenomenal successes of these two wines began the lineage of Stella Rosa, which now boasts over 20 distinctive flavors.
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“delle” in Italian means “from” or “from the”. “From Delle Venezie” means “from from the Venice”. So it makes perfect sense that a wine is “Pinot Grigio delle Venezie”, but not the way the copywriters did it.
Hello, Lab Rat reporting! Once again, wine arrived Friday afternoon, but we had Shabbat dinner plans out. We opened and tasted it briefly, then popped it in the fridge for Saturday night. AND because that was the end of Pesach, it was pizza time by then!
So, here are the notes from my sweetie Leo:
When we first tried the Stella Rosa, it was at room temperature. Nose has fruit and mineral notes. Initial taste placed it well into the class of dry white wines – not very sweet, not cloying or syrupy, and dry, but not severely so. Notes of apple. Finish is tart, but clean. Quite nice and eminently drinkable.
The next night, we tried it chilled paired with a combo pizza. When chilled, it’s a bit more tart and astringent, and the mineral notes are more pronounced, but still very nice.
Also pairs nicely with chocolate. Would drink again.
So, here’s what I would say – in the bottle, it’s a very light color. The first taste was surprisingly full-bodied, no hint of effervescence, but definite ‘crisp’ feeling. I was super happy with it, even at room temp.
As Leo explained, we chilled the wine and had it the next night. I would call it “medium-bodied”, or again, fuller in the mouth than I expected. Crisp apple/pear. It does have mineral notes, but they are light – this is not an earthy wine. The dryness is tempered by the fruited crispness – I would call it more “tart” than dry.
My blunt comment to Leo at the time was, “If I was served this as a $16 house pour, I’d feel we’d gotten our money’s worth.” I am surprised how affordable it is. I’ve certainly tasted far worse bottles at this price point.
I see a lot of snarking in the comments, but I’d call this a fine summer drinking wine, especially for the case price.
I had forgotten that Riboli owned Stella Rosa. Not tempted in the least with this offering but hope this leads to other Riboli offerings making it onto Casemates. It’s been years since I’ve been there but San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles is a fun stop for food and wine (also owned by Riboli).