This has been one crazy summer where the weather is concerned. We were in an extended rainy spring pattern until August 1. On that day Mother Nature took us into summer where higher temps forced us to finally close the windows and turn on the AC. The rain subsided for a few days but returned last week bringing cooler October like temps. Highs in the low 70’s in mid August makes me want to say farewell to summer and bring out my fall décor.
One thing I’m not ready to put away, summer white wines. I’m still enjoying the crisp lighter wines while my husband and I sit in our rocking chairs taking in the beauty that surrounds our home that I’m now calling Three Acre Woods. Our wild life ranges from the mama deer and her spotted fawns, dozens of butterflies who feed on our Butterfly bush, the humming birds who sip the sweet simple syrup we provide in feeders, to the squirrels chirping from the tree tops performing heart stopping “stunts” as they fly across the driveway from one tree to another.
No better time to uncork a Pinot Grigio from Cavit Wines that I received as a sample.
Pinot Grigio 2012
Straw in color with aromas of white peach and nectarine. Fruity flavors consisting of sweet nectarine, green apple and acidic citrus. Easy drinking, light and refreshing the wine isn’t over complicated and perfect for just relaxing.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
Region: Trention’s Adige River Valley
Appellation: Dellle Venezie IGT
pH : 3.40
TA : 5.80 g/L
Pinot Grigio is grown though out Italy. This 100% Pinot Grigio sources grapes from some of the best areas: Trentino, Fruili and Veneto. Each area not only boasts stunning views of the Dolomite Alps but more importantly for grape growing provide ideal climate and soil conditions.
Once part of Austria-Hungary the Trentino-Alto Adige region is the most northerly wine-producing region in Italy. Composed of two provinces Trentino is made up of Italian speakers while the Alto Adige is primarily German speaking. The biggest wine distinction is the northern Alto Adige wines are produced mostly by small family-owned wineries whereas Trentino is made up of larger growers such as Cavit. Nearly three quarters of the combined wine production is DOC designated, the highest in Italy. In addition 35% of those wines area exported abroad, with Cavit being one of if not the largest of those exporters.
Cavit has spent the last 50 years making wine and bringing it to the American wine drinker. Touted as America’s #1 source for Italian wine the food friendly Cavit Collection is a versatile, easy drinking wine.
I apologize for not having more information on Cavit. My main gig had me working 39.5 hours this week. Hmm, so much for part time. Don’t miss next week, I’m going to cover The Champagne Diet book. Woo hoo!