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The soils and climate of Trentino and Grave del Friuli, in the northeast of Italy, create an ideal terroir for varietally expressive Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
Terroir & Vineyards
The fruit for Bollini wines is grown by dedicated grower-partners in the northern Italian regions of Trentino and Friuli.
The Trentino zone lies within Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy's northernmost wine producing region. Trentino is comprised of several vineyard areas running north and south parallel to the Adige River. Their hillside exposition, stony, alluvial soils and cool, dry highland climate converge to produce ideal conditions for aromatic white vine varieties, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, resulting in a crisply defined, fruity style.
Grave del Friuli
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, bordering Slovenia in Italy's far northeast corner, is one of the country's most technologically sophisticated and quality-oriented regions. The zone is characterized by heavy gravel (hence the wine’s name, Vigna Trasassi, meaning “vineyard among stones”) deposited by the passage of prehistoric glaciers and high in fossil content. These calcium-rich soils, exposed southward to the Adriatic winds, produce finely structured wines of fresh fragrance, crisp fruit, lively vitality and clean varietal character. The Pinot Grigio grape is particularly suited to this terroir, which lends it a unique and unmistakably characteristic personality.