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Pinot Grigio Friuli DOC

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Tasting Notes

Pinot Grigio is perhaps one of the most quintessentially Italian grape varieties and north-eastern Italy is the epicenter of its production. In Friuli, PG has been cultivated since the first half of the 19th Century where it found perfect growing conditions in the marly terrain of the eastern hills of Friuli.

Poggiobello is as good as it gets: 100% estate-grown Pinot Grigio grapes sourced from the youngest vines on the 90-ha property, towards the bottom of the slopes that form a perfect amphitheater for sun exposure and ventilation. It offers a variety of elegant fruit and floral notes on the nose. Well-structured and full-bodied on the palate with a fruity finish. Because of its medium-to-full bodied style and vibrant acidity it will pair well with rich seafood dishes, but also with pasta Bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, pasta alla Norma (with eggplant and ricotta cheese) and cold-cuts like culatello from Emilia or Tuscan finocchiona.

- 2014  rated 90 WS

2017 rated 90 WS

Winery

Poggiobello

Region

Friuli

Varietal

100% Pinot Grigio

Location of Vineyards

Oleis (Comune of Manzano)

Altitude

100–150 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Marl and sandstone rich in minerals (called ‘Ponca’)

Type of Cultivation

Guyot, double-arched cane

Vinification

Grapes are softly pressed and skins are immediately removed from the must. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures. Then a partial malolactic fermentation occurs.

Aging

The wine rests on yeasts for about 6 months in steel tanks, and then 2 months in bottle prior to release.

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Total Production

15,000 bottles

Oenologist

Riccardo Cottarella (consultant)