Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave DOC 2017
/ Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio
The gravelly, sandy subsoil of Grave del Friuli forces the roots of the vine to grow deep into the earth, resulting in richer fruit. Select grapes of optimum ripeness were gently pressed immediately after harvest and underwent a 15-day cold-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Neither malolactic fermentation nor oak was used.
Planet Grape2017 vintage
Tasting Panel2017 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.
Shows slightly candied aromas with notes of banana and pear on the nose and palate, with bright acidity and medium body.
This is the classic fish wine; excellent with risotto and vegetable soups; also pairs well with light white meats and sweet cheeses
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
APPELLATION: Grave del Friuli DOC
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
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.