San Angelo

Toscana IGT Pinot Grigio

The Whites

San Angelo

Production Area

Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 300 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Pinot Grigio

Method of production

Selective grape harvest. The temperature-controlled fermentation (15-18°C) of the free-run juice is followed by storage at low temperature, which leaves a small and natural effervescence. A few months after the harvest, before the year ends, bottling takes place.

The winemaker comment

This 100% Pinot Grigio belongs to Castello Banfi estate-bottled single-varietals range. Thanks to the Montalcino microclimate our Tuscan Pinot Grigio adds to the typical aromas of this variety an unusual body, flavour and balance.

Vintage notes 2014

  • San Angelo
  • Denomination IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 14-18 degrees centigrade for 12-14 days.                                

Specifications
  • BRIX 22,5
  • ALCOHOL 12,5%
  • PH 3,26
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 24,1
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 4,5
  • Total acidity 6,8
  • Malic Acidity 2,3
  • Volatile Acidity 0,24
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 128
  • Free 41
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began slightly in advance. We had a very rainy spring and cool temperatures, and well below the seasonal average, in the summer months. This meant that the maturation of the grapes took place with a delay of about 10 days compared to the previous years. The harvest of early varieties was facilitated by a rather cool beginning of September, while late varieties enjoyed a rise in temperatures in the last decade of the month, which allowed for a full ripening of the grapes.
TASTING

Pale straw yellow color. The aromas are intense and fresh, very much floral, but also fruity with scents of lime, pear, peach and citrus. In the mouth is lively and persistent, thanks to a good but not aggressive acidity. The wine is balanced and fresh.

  • San Angelo
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks                                  

    Temperature:  14-18 degrees centigrade           

    Length:12-14 days

    Malolactic:No

Specifications
  • BRIX 22,8
  • ALCOHOL 13%
  • PH 3,28
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 22,1
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3,4
  • Total acidity 6,5
  • Malic Acidity 1,9
  • Volatile Acidity 0,12
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 121
  • Free 43
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began with a significant delay, with some rains during the Spring. June was marked by cooler temperatures, under the seasonal average. August and September were hot and dry, but the ripening, despite two weeks delay, have been supported by water reserves of the previous months. Summer nights were characterized by cooler temperatures, contributing to the improvement of the quality of the grapes. From the end of September, rainfall was abundant, causing problems during the repining, without affecting the vineyards.
TASTING

Straw yellow color, very fruity, with hints of William pear, banana, peach and tropical fruits. On the palate, it has an unusual structure for a Pinot Grigio, well-balanced thanks to a lively acidity and a great flavor. Very long and fresh finish. 

  • San Angelo
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature:  14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.5%
  • PH 3.25
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 22.3
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 2.25
  • Total acidity 6.2
  • Malic Acidity 1.40
  • Volatile Acidity 0.07
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 120
  • Free 45
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began in the usual time frame, with dry weather in April and May. June was marked by cooler temperatures and a lack of rainfall. Summer saw a return to regular average temperatures in July through mid-August, when a sudden heat wave raised temperatures over 40°C (104°F) through the end of the month. A sun-drenched September, with normal average temperatures, allowed for a good harvest.
TASTING

Pale straw color. The aromas are highly intense, fruity, with hints of white stone fruit, lime and a light note of almond. The palate is fruity, enlivened by vibrant acidity, with great viscosity. Outstanding and persistent finish. 

  • San Angelo
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade.  Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.25
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.62
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 2
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 1.70
  • Volatile Acidity 0.10
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 116
  • Free 36
  • Seasonal Outcome The vine’s growth cycle started at the right time with particularly mild and dry weather in April and May. Sunny days in June were then followed by copious rainfall in mid-July, accompanied by a significant drop in temperature. August was fairly cool, but the region was then covered by an anti-cyclone weather pattern originating from Africa, which led to a spike in temperatures, reaching well above the average for the period and lasting for around two weeks, putting the vines under hydric stress and accelerating the ripening. September and October were sunny and dry with very hot temperatures.
TASTING

Pale yellow color, with fruity and extremely intense perfumes hinting of pear as well as citrus and white flowers. The structure is large and silky, well supported by an excellent acidity. Superb, and long on the finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.4%
  • PH 3.12
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.62
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 6.8
  • Total acidity 6.2
  • Malic Acidity 1.67
  • Volatile Acidity 0.18
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 35
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing season started slightly late, followed by abundant rain in May and June. Temperatures in June were cool and well below seasonal averages; n the beginning of July the temperatures began to warm up and became quite hot by mid-month. Temperatures cooled down again in August again with notably cool nights, which significantly contributed to the quality of the fruit, both in terms of aromas and natural acids. From the middle of August through the months of September and October rainfall was scarce, resulting in an excellent harvest.
TASTING

Straw yellow color.  Fresh and intensely fruity on the nose, with hints of pear and citrus fruit, but also of white flowers. On the palate the wine presents vibrant acidity and lively structure with an extremely long finish.  Great and persistent fruit flavors.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.16
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.34
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 2.5
  • Total acidity 5.8
  • Malic Acidity 1.8
  • Volatile Acidity 0.25
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 108
  • Free 45
  • Seasonal Outcome The spring start to the growing cycle was marked by abundant rainfall, which helped provide high levels of water reserves. The rainy phase went on till mid July, with temperatures particularly cool and well below the seasonal norm. After mid July, the weather stayed warm and dry; in this phase, the vines could take advantage of the water reserves accumulated during the spring. Night temperatures, relatively cool, allowed for the development of aromatics and polyphenols, enhancing the overall quality of the grapes. The harvest went smoothly thanks to dry, warm and sunny days in September and October.
TASTING

Straw yellow color.  Fresh and fruity on the nose, with hints of lime, pear and green apple. The wine has a well structured and round body, enriched with lively acidity which endows it with overall length.  Great and persistent finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 23.6
  • ALCOHOL 13.4%
  • PH 3.34
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 21.8
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.6
  • Total acidity 6.14
  • Malic Acidity 1.46
  • Volatile Acidity 0.27
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 103
  • Free 45
  • Seasonal Outcome The winter, with levels of precipitation above the seasonal average and quite mild temperatures, was followed by a very normal spring, in terms of both rainfalls and temperature. The months of May and June were marked by some rain, with pretty cool temperatures through mid July. The hail storm which took place in mid-August 15th struck only part of our vineyards, sparing our best quality grapes and resulting in only a slight decrease in production. Overall, each of the various growing phases of the vineyard took place slightly later than in previous years, including a two-week postponement of harvest to allow for optimal conditions.
TASTING

Straw yellow color. Very fruity aromas, with fresh notes of lime, pear and banana. The wine has a well structured and round body, enriched with lively acidity. Great and persistent finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No.   

Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.28
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 21.4
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.6
  • Total acidity 5.92
  • Malic Acidity 2.22
  • Volatile Acidity 0.22
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 102
  • Free 41
  • Seasonal Outcome Due to a mild winter, the season was precocious with an anticipated flowering. Heavy rainfalls at the end of May and beginning of June enabled the filling of the water reserves in the soil and therefore avoided any negative consequences by the heat wave in mid-June. The harvest started about one week ahead of time and lasted even until mid October without any difficulties thanks to ideal weather conditions in the fall.
TASTING

Straw yellow color. The bouquet is extremely fruity with notes of William pear and citrus fruits. The wine has a well structured and round body enriched through a lively acidity. Great and persistent after taste.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.42
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.11
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Total acidity 5.24
  • Malic Acidity 2.08
  • Volatile Acidity 0.16
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 39
  • Seasonal Outcome The regular rainfalls throughout spring allowed for good hydro conditions during the hot summer months. The hot temperatures during July yielded for an exceptional ripening of the grapes helped by the right temperature range between day and night in August. The warm September allowed for an excellent harvesting.
TASTING

Straw yellow color. The bouquet is extremely fruity with notes of William pear, banana, peach and exotic fruit. On the palate it has an extraordinary structure considering it is a pinot grigio, well balanced thanks to a lively acidity. Very extended in the finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No.   

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.4%
  • PH 3.4
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Total acidity 5.34
  • Malic Acidity 2.15
  • Volatile Acidity 0.14
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 103
  • Free 40
  • Seasonal Outcome The regular seasonal conditions during spring were marked by a hailstorm that reduced the production. The moderate temperatures in summer with a fresh August permitted to the vines not to suffer any hydric stress. The warm and sunny September allowed for a good harvesting.
TASTING

Pale straw/yellow color with greenish tones. Very fruity aromas with notes of  pear, banana and exotic fruit. On the palate the wine is very fresh, thanks to a good acidity well balanced from a  good structure. Very long finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.8
  • ALCOHOL 12.6%
  • PH 3.36
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 2.2
  • Total acidity 5.6
  • Malic Acidity 1.96
  • Volatile Acidity 0.18
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 99
  • Free 40
  • Seasonal Outcome A regular growth starting with sufficient rainfall during spring to create good water reserves in the soil. Overall summer temperatures were lower than the last ones and most importantly, normal patterns of more than significant variations between daytime and night temperatures returned, yielding for a slow and balanced ripening.
TASTING

Pale straw/yellow color with greenish tones. Very fruity with notes of  citrus,  pear, and banana. On the palate the wine is very lively; good structure and persistent thanks to a good acidity. Balanced and fresh with a long finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: No. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.4%
  • PH 3.45
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.8
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 1.8
  • Volatile Acidity 0.19
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 97
  • Free 35
  • Seasonal Outcome The seasonal conditions were marked by a severe spring frost and by one of the most severe heat waves in European history that greatly anticipated the start of the annual harvest. Fortunately, the heavy rainfall of the previous winter allowed for abundant water reserves in the soil, thus avoiding the risk of hydric stress for the plants. The spring frost, combined with the hot summer, allowed for a rich and concentrated fruit, even if greatly reduced in quantity. Most importantly, normal patterns of significant variations between daytime and night temperatures returned, adding finesse and complexity to this very good vintage. The exceptionally healthy berries of this vintage allow for an optimal quality harvesting.
TASTING

Pale straw/yellow color, with intense, fresh and fruity aromas of  pear, green apple, lime and peache. On the palate the wine is lively and persistent thanks to a good acidity. Balanced and fresh; flavors on the palate support those of the bouquet.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method:  Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature:  18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: Partial. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.3
  • ALCOHOL 12.25%
  • PH 3.43
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.8%
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 1.98
  • Volatile Acidity 0.19
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 97
  • Free 35
  • Seasonal Outcome A warm and dry start to the season yielded to heavy rains in August an September, delaying normal development. Fortunately, the early harvest of the Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay was completed as the rains began to fall, minimizing any negative impact. Generous spacing between rows of vines also played a positive role, allowing for optimal airflow and avoiding risk of mold.
TASTING

Pale straw color, with intense and fresh aromas of flowers but also of lime, pear, peaches and citrus. On the palate the wine is lively and persistent thanks to a pleasing but not aggressive acidity. Balanced and fresh; flavors on the palate support those of the bouquet.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 18 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days at low temperatures, allowing considerable development of bouquet. Malolactic: Given the low acidic content of the must, malolactic fermentation was not called for.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.3
  • ALCOHOL 12.3%
  • PH 3.27
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.1
  • Total acidity 6.3
  • Volatile Acidity 0.24
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 94
  • Free 33
  • Seasonal Outcome The seasonal conditions were marked by a severe early frost on Easter Eve that reduced the production. Subsequently, sufficient rainfall at the end of June allowed for an optimal balance of water reserves in the soil. The temperature climbed gradually from mid July but without reaching any excessively high peak. Optimal harvest conditions.
TASTING

Faded straw yellow color. The bouquet is fresh and intense characterized by notes of lime, exotic fruit flavors, like pine-apple and then it opens with aromas of pear, apricot and  grapefruit. On the palate the wine has a vibrating acidity that gives vivacity and persistence. It has a good balance with a long finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 14-16 degrees centigrade. Length: 18-20 days at low temperatures, allowing considerable development of bouquet. Malolactic: Given the low acidic content of the must, malolactic fermentation was not called for.

     

Specifications
  • BRIX 22-23
  • ALCOHOL 12,7%
  • PH 3,39
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20,3
  • Total acidity 5,3
  • Volatile Acidity 0,33
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 102
  • Free 33
  • Seasonal Outcome Normal seasonal conditions through August – the right amount of rain over the winter months, appropriate temperatures for spring and early summer, and by early August the vines were in perfect condition. The record-breaking heatwave that followed sped up the concentration of natural sugars and thus the overall maturity of the grape. Pinot Grigio for San Angelo was one of the first varieties to be harvested in this most challenging vintage.
TASTING

Vibrant pale yellow color with greenish reflections.  The bouquet is pleasantly characterized by notes of exotic fruit flavors, ripe bananas and honey.  On the palate, the wine is more structured and creamy than previous vintages.  It shows excellent balance between the various   components with a finish that delicately hints of rhubarb.  Enchanting persistence to the finish.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 16-20 degrees centigrade. Length: 14 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22
  • ALCOHOL 12.2%
  • PH 3.35
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.4
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0.27
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 96
  • Free 35
  • Seasonal Outcome An early start to the growing season was followed by abundant and opportune rainfall in the second half of June that prepared the vines for the long, dry summer to follow. Summer’s average temperature was lower than normal, and the usual heat wave was shorter. This combination of lower temperature, abundant sunshine, and good water reserves favored optimal maturation with no stress. Harvest was undisturbed by rainfall.
TASTING

Fruity and crisp, very refreshing.  Hints of lemon and passion fruit.  Impressive structure and body for the pinot grigio varietal.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 16-20 degrees centigrade. Length: 12 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 21.5
  • ALCOHOL 11.9%
  • PH 3.30
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.6
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Volatile Acidity 0.24
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 90
  • Free 31
  • Seasonal Outcome The sunniest and hottest summer in Montalcino in local memory, yet acidity and color are within the normal ranges. Good maturity, hgh alcohol levels, and low yields indicate an exceptional vintage.
TASTING

Fruity and crisp, very refreshing.  Citrus notes in the nose.  Unusual and impressive body for the pinot grigio varietal.

  • San Angelo
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Method of production

    Method: Temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 16-18 degrees centigrade. Length: 14 days. Malolactic: No.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22.2
  • ALCOHOL 12.4%
  • PH 3.38
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.4
  • Total acidity 5.0
  • Volatile Acidity 0.19
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 93
  • Free 34
  • Seasonal Outcome A late start to the growing season was made up for by late summer. The heaviest April frosts in 15 years seriously reduced the quantities, leading to a very early harvest with exceptional concentration and sugar content.
TASTING

Fruity and crisp, very refreshing.  Citrus notes in the nose.  Unusual and impressive body for the pinot grigio varietal.

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