Tasting with Katie from the Cheese House in Asheville

Bivio Pinot Grigio IGT

Our Pinot Grigio IGT is made from the grape of the same name (also called Pinot Gris), which is believed to be a mutant of the Pinot Noir grape. This grayish-blue colored grape produces the Italian white wine most popular with American wine consumers.  “Pinot” comes from the word meaning “pine cone” in French, because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters, and “Grigio” means “grey” in Italian, but the grape can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. An elegant and lively bouquet with structured notes of pear, exotic fruit and crisp acidity. Finishes with gorgeous minerality.  Our grapes were grown in Italy’s northernmost region creating ideal cool climate conditions for crisp white wines with bright acidity and fresh aromatics.

Bivio Chianti 

Bright ruby and richly textured with sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, notes of violet and almond compliment hints of vanilla, toast and spice.  Our grapes were grown in the commune of Gaggiano di Poggibonsi in Tuscany, at altitudes of 750 to 2,000 feet – among rolling inland hills, olive groves and cypress woods – where the warm growing season and perfect soils combine to create the truest expression of Sangiovese in the world.  The Chianti area-a stone’s throw from the Chianti Classico Classification.  These low yielding vineyards-a combination of Galestro (limestone) Albarese (sand) soils-impart complex rich and refined characteristics to the Sangiovese grape.

Bivio Tuscan Red 

“Deep ruby in color with youthful blackberry and raspberry notes, a hint of violet and a delicious finish of coffee, chocolate and toast.”  Sourced from highly-acclaimed vineyards in southern Tuscany, the grapes prosper in the well-draining, high altitude hills where they develop body and fullness.  Our Tuscan estate is located in the village of Gaggiano di Poggibonsi in the heart of Chianti Classico, in the province of Siena.