RICCARDO COTARELLA – Wine Maker of Ca Montini – “One of the most influential wine personalities in the world” – Robert Parker
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RAISON D’ETRE – Single vineyard Pinot Grigio
SINGLE VINEYARD – Planted in 1990, the Terre di Valfredda vineyard is naturally protected from the elements by the surrounding Dolomites. The highly-prized vineyard is made up of four small plots of clay and limestone soil that form a cone shape, the locals in the area call Valfredda or “cold valley.”
RICCARDO COTARELLA – He is one of Italy’s most successful oenologists and winemakers. He has been named Winemaker of the year by Wine Enthusiast (2001), Best Italian winemaker by Gambero Rosso (2001), Best Italian wine maker by Italian Association of Sommeliers (2002) and “one of the best in Italian winemaking” (Wine Spectator). The influential wine writer Robert Parker Jr. (Wine Advocate) has even named him “one of the most influential wine personalities in the world”.