The Pinot Grigio vineyards of Barone Fini are 25 to30 years old. Grape picking is manual; all blemished clusters are discarded. Selected grapes are taken to the excellent, state-of-the-art cooperative winery, where they are put through soft, cold crushing. Juice is then divided into several units, each undergoing a different temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After reaching equilibrium, juice sections are skillfully blended by the winemakers into the final Barone Fini Pinot Grigio. As a result, a distinctive and elegant taste into the wine. One of the top research centers for all aspects of vinegrowing and winemaking is Instituto Agrario Provinciale at San Michele allAdige, established in 1847 by Emperor Franz Joseph. Within walking distance of the winery, this superb research facility is widely used by the winemakers to ensure outstanding Pinot Grigio quality vintage after vintage.