Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave DOC
/ Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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.
The wine is a brilliant yellow with white fruit aromas on the nose and palate. It has bright acidity and medium body.
Pair with poultry, fish, pasta in light sauces and soft cheeses.
points of distinction
- Produced with no oak contact or malolactic fermentatiom to retain the grape's freshness, minerality and bright acidity.
- A versatile wine with seafood, white meats, soft cheeses, and is very good to sip on its own.
- Grave del Friuli is named for gravel in the subsoil, which is expressed as remarkable minerality in this full, well-structured wine.
about the grape +
This grape makes fresh, crisp, charming wines with apple, pear, almond and acacia flower aromas and clean, stone fruit flavors, or creamy, honeyed wines with spice, blossom and mineral aromas.
Fernando Pighin & Figli has seamlessly combined technical expertise with respect for tradition in the production of complex, highly regarded Pinot Grigio.