The region of Collio is Friuli’s finest and is internationally recognized as one of the most suitable regions for growing white wine grapes. Terraced rows of vines curve gracefully along a hillside to form a natural amphitheater and yield high-quality grapes. The southern exposure ensures sunlight and the soil, known as “ponca”, consists of friable or easy to crumble marlstone that retains water and hydrates the vines. At harvest, the grapes are handpicked and pressed in a state-of-the-art pneumatic press. The must is fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks (no oak is used), allowing the characteristics of the Pinot Grigio grape variety to show beautifully.

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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage is an excellent vintage similar to recent harvests with good acidity for all varieties. The year began with a cold and rainy winter. The spring, particularly in April, was cold with frost in the southern part of the region towards the Adriatic Sea. Fortunately, the frost did not affect the areas of Grave del Friuli and Collio. May and the first two weeks of June were colder than normal with frequent rainfalls, causing a very slow budding and delay in flowering. Mid-June underwent a sudden change with a sharp temperature increase. The water saturation from early in the year combined with heat waves strengthened the skin of the grapes. The climate was excellent in the three weeks before harvest was excellent, with sunny and ventilated days and large temperature variation between the days and nights.
Tasting Note
Bright straw yellow with shades of amber. The aroma is fruity with delicate notes of banana, pineapple, and acacia blossoms. The wine is dry with great body and balance with an elegant, aromatic finish.
Food Pairing
Seafood, grilled fish, and white meat with sauce
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
APPELLATION: Collio DOC
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
Unique Selling Points
  • Known to be one of the top vineyards of Collio, the finest region in Friuli
  • Showcases the character of Pinot Grigio – no oak contact
  • A versatile wine - enjoy with seafood, grilled fish, and vegetarian dishes
  • Estate grown and bottled

About the Grape

Pinot Grigio
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.
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