PINOT GRIGIO VARIETY
Sourcing from our vineyards in the heart of both the Chianti Classico and Chianti regions ensures fruit of the highest possible quality, with great attention taken on vineyard management to ensure low yields and beautiful, concentrated grapes. Large oak casks, slightly toasted, are used in the ageing of Sangiovese grapes. This provides the perfect environment for showcasing the finest characteristics of the varietal, without masking any of its delicate attributes. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are aged in medium toast, new and one year old small French barriques. These varietals prosper under the influence of more concentrated oak. The combination of the two ageing styles ensures blends that are balanced and harmonious, lush and fruit forward, highlighting the finest qualities of the grapes.
SUSTAINABLE GROWING PRACTICES
BIVIO ITALIA HELPING TO LEAD THE WAY IN ITALIAN SUSTAINABILITY
- Copper and sulfur are often used in place of herbicides and pesticides greatly reducing chemical treatments.
Natural predators are used for pest and rodent management.
- Innovative irrigation systems optimize the use of water resources so water is only used when and where it is needed.
- Cover crops are planted to protect the vineyards from erosion and to create competition with the vines for nutrients and water, producing lower yielding, higher quality clusters.
GRUPPO ITALIANO VINI AND 585 WINE PARTNERS
Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV) joins with Sonoma, CA-based 585 Wine Partners, a fast-paced, customer-focused company with a track record of building strong brands, to create and bring these exciting wines to North American consumers. In business for nearly half a century, GIV is one of the premier grape growers and winemakers in Italy. Own 3,000 acres of prime vineyard land in the most respected Italian wine regions (Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Tuscany, Sicily). Produce several world-renowned brands including Cà Bianca, Nino Negri, Machiavelli, Melini, and Rapitala. A long history of innovation – Melini: 1st producer of the fiasco; 1st winery to pasteurize wine for export.