Our 2016 Il Donato Pinot Grigio offers fragrant aromas of Bartlett pear, quince and an edge of peppermint. Bright on the palate with vibrant, fresh acidity, this is an easy-drinking, light-bodied Pinot Grigio. A perfect accompaniment to your favorite seafood dishes, try with Garlic Butter Shrimp Kebabs or fish tacos with a tropical fruit salsa.
Located north of Venice, the Veneto stretches across the northern edges of the Adriatic Sea. Unlike the rest of the Northeastern Italian growing regions, the Veneto appellation is characterized by its hot summers and cool winters. The climate of the area is influenced by its proximity to the Adriatic, which has a tempering effect on the weather, producing the ideal conditions for growing grapes. Veneto is relatively flat, consisting of hills and plains, and sandy silt soils. While the region has been making wine for four millennia, until recently, the rest of the world has had very little exposure to the wines of the region. That is changing, however, and Veneto is going through a winemaking revolution, with an inux of new winemakers, new technologies, and new ideas. Today, the region is viewed as one that can produce excellent wines of great value.
In 1895, our great grandfather—Samuele Sebastiani—came to Sonoma, California, from Italy. He brought with him Il Donato the gift of hard work and the love of wine and food. These were the building blocks upon which the Sebastiani winemaking tradition in Sonoma was built. Our Il Donato wines are crafted in tribute to the humble, yet highly satisfying, table wines that originally inspired Samuele to pursue his life's passion.