Peachy stone fruit flavors mark this delicately expressive wine which shows classic floral and hazelnut nuances, a clean, silky texture and a fine, crisp finish which confirms the palate.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Collio Pinot Grigio shows a good level and heft and thrust that is driven forward by soft flavors of stone fruit and citrus. A pretty mineral layers adds more dimension. Otherwise, the wine would wash down easily with a plate of spaghetti con le vongole thanks to its balanced acidity and unassuming mouth-feel. Drink: 2014-2015. (Dec 2013)
Like the gravelly Graves region of Bordeaux, Grave del Friuli owes its name to the gravel in the subsoil, which forces the roots of the vine to grow deep into the earth in search of water. As the vine struggles, its fruit grows richer, resulting in full, well-structured wine with remarkable minerality. Select grapes of optimum ripeness are gently pressed immediately after harvest and undergo a cold-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As there is no malolactic fermentation or oak aging, the finished wine is a beautifully pure expression of the Pinot Grigio grape.
|Pair with poultry, fish, pasta in light sauces and soft cheeses.
|Our history dates back to 1963 when the brothers Luigi, Ercole and Fernando purchased a 200-hectare estate belonging to a noble Friulian family in Risano, in the Friuli Grave D.O.C. zone. After a radical reorganisation of the plots, giving rise to vast plantings of vineyards and orchards, the new winemaking centre housing offices and modern cellars, designed by the world renowned architect Gino Valle, was built in 1967.