Cantina Ronca Pinot Grigio, 2015, Veneto, Italy
£16.50 (inc VAT)
Weird, the Pinot Grigio isn't the cheapest one on the list? Try it and find out why.
Can a wine be too perfect? Nope. This one is proof you can have your cake and eat it, and we'll prove it in three. Number 1: it comes from one of the most beautiful places on earth, nestled in the glacially-formed rolling hills south of Lake Garda. Number 2: it is eco friendly, Cantina Ronca's winemaking process uses solar panels to heat water and produce electricity, only natural yeasts, no herbicides, no insecticides and all grapes are hand harvested. Number 3: it tastes awesome, ageing on its lees in stainless steel for 4 months has added a richness to those classic crunchy pear and peach flavours. Humble perfection.
The sweet and gently rolling hills of Sommacampagna form the backdrop for the Ronca winery, whose vineyards are gently caressed by the mild breezes coming from the nearby Garda Lake and characterised by the strong minerality of the Morenic hills. The Ronca family cultivate their estate grown grapes for the production of DOC wines typical for the Garda territory.