Friuli is an ideal region for growing white wine grapes like Pinot Grigio. It is protected by the Alps to the north and receives the sea breeze from the Adriatic Sea in the south. The favorable conditions were known even in Roman times when the region was devoted to winemaking.

The gravelly, sandy subsoil of Friuli 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 handpicked 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.

90 Points
Ken's Wine
2021 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
Straw yellow in color with light amber tints. The aroma is fruity and floral with notes of banana, pineapple, and wisteria blossoms. This wine is dry with great body and balance.
Food Pairing
Light seafood, grilled chicken, and delicate cheese
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l
ABV: 13%
Unique Selling Points
  • A pure expression of Pinot Grigio - no malolactic fermentation or oak contact
  • A versatile wine - enjoy with seafood, white meats, soft cheese or on its own
  • 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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