/ 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.
Planet Grape2017 vintage
The 2017 season started with beautiful, seasonal weather. The second half of April saw a sudden drop in temperature, causing a very small amount of damage to the vines. In May, optimal weather conditions favored the recovery of the vineyards allowing for blooming between the end of the month and the first week of June. Harvest of the grapes began on the 22nd of August, showing excellent sugar strength and acidity that resulted in a quality harvest.
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.
Pleasant aperitif, with seafood appetizers, grilled fish, excellent with white meats accompanied by sweet sauces
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
APPELLATION: Collio DOC
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
AGING: Aged in the bottle for three months
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
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.