Cliffhanger Vineyards from the Dolomites

             Reserve Quality Pinot Grigio and Proprietary Red Blend Wines                   

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As of June 1st Cliffhanger Vineyards Wines from Mezzacorona will be available in the US market.

Cliffhanger Vineyards wines are produced from tiny vineyard plots located on and around the steeply terraced granite faced slopes, and ledges of the Dolomite Mountains in Trentino, Italy.

Their strong roots penetrate the cracks in the granite subsoil in search of water and nutrients. These unique growing conditions and terroir produce perfect grapes for wines crafted on the “Edge of Perfection” – the closest one can come to such an ideal and extreme environment.

These wines are structured, refined, elegant and brightly flavored. The crisp air and  cool Adige River influence the microclimate and melting Glaciers provide these grapes with depth and structure.

“The Cliffhanger Vineyards style shows the passionate dedication of our farmers to cultivate grapes in extreme conditions” – explains winemaker Lucio Matricardi, PhD. “These wines reflect the character of the Trentino people: Strong and gentle at the same time”.

 

Cliffhanger Pinot Grigio

 

CLIFFHANGER VINEYARDS PINOT GRIGIO

A reserve level quality 100% Pinot Grigio with an established pedigree; hand- selected lots of best grapes from the vintage.

 

Color: slightly yellow with a hint of green
Bouquet: rich and complex with floral and fruity notes
Flavor: aroma of ripe pear and chamomile, dry flowers, fresh melon and white peach. Partial Malo-lactic and touch of oak component add depth, texture and length

 

Made to drink alone, or, with food because of generosity of  both fruit and body. It pairs well with a ariety of light appetizers or with pasta with white meat suace and is perfect with fried and grilled fish.

 

 

 

 

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A Reserve level Proprietary Red Blend of sophisticated Trentino indigenous grapes, such as Lagrein 30% and Teroldego 70%.

 

Color: deep ruby-garnet in color
Bouquet: intense and complex with a perfect balance of red fruits, and spicy notes.
Flavor: displays ripe red and black fruits, such as cherries and blueberries with a wonderful balance.
Notes of toasty oak, vanilla and spice add complexity.

 

This wine is as close as any vintner can come to expressing an ideal profile of grapes used in a blend. For the generosity of fruit and body it pairs well with seasoned cheese, red meat and game.

 

 

 

Cliffhanger Vineyards Wines: Beyond the boundaries of expectation!

 

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