Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2016

Pighin

Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2016 play

Region: Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio

Collio is Friuli’s finest area of production and the Pighin Collio estate is ranked among the top five in the region with its southern-exposed, low-yielding vineyards on deep sandstone soils. The grapes for all of Pighin’s wines are handpicked and pressed in state-of-the-art pneumatic presses. The must is fermented and matured in stainless steel vats (no oak is used), allowing the characteristics of the grape variety to show beautifully.

91 Points

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2016 vintage
92 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 season was a bit turbulent but the resulting wines are wonderful. The temperatures in February and March were higher than past seasons. In mid-April, the weather conditions drastically changed. The area saw a temperature drop and abundant rainfalls that lasted until the middle of June. Luckily, the weather significantly improved during the months of July and August with sunny days and good ventilation, alternating with moderate rains and warm temperatures. This ideal weather situation allowed for an optimum ripeness in the grapes. The 2016 harvest began in early September with perfect grape health and natural sugar record values. The obtained musts showed excellent organoleptic values with particular regard to sugar content and acid balance. After fermentation, the musts rested on their lees until the middle of January with lees stirring every 10 days. The 2016 vintage has shown itself to be an excellent year!

tasting note

Brilliant straw yellow in color, this wine has engaging citrus notes and white fruit on the nose and palate. It has lively acidity, a surprising body and a clean, fresh finish.

food pairing

Pleasant aperitif, with seafood appetizers, grilled fish, excellent with white meats accompanied by sweet sauces.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
APPELLATION: Collio DOC
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.30 g/l
ABV: 14%

points of distinction

  • Estate is ranked among the top five in Collio for vineyard quality
  • Produced without oak contact to promote true varietal character
  • Versatile with seafood as well as vegetarian foods and white meats
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Fernando Pighin & Figli has seamlessly combined technical expertise with respect for tradition in the production of complex, highly regarded Pinot Grigio.


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