Pinot Grigio

Production Zone: D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali 
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
Growing System: Traditional Friuli short single inverted and French Guyot with a plant density of 4,500 vines per hectare
Harvest time: The first week of September  
Vinification: Harvested at the right degree of ripeness, a portion of the destemmed and crushed grapes is gently pressed; the other portion is first subjected to cryo- maceration at 4°C for about 36 hours. The resulting must undergo cold static decantation and then a fermentation starter, prepared 3-4 days earlier from the selected best grapes of the same variety, is added. The must then ferments slowly in stainless steel vats at a precisely controlled temperature (16 °C) for approximately 30 to 40 days. The aging continues in stainless steel vats, during which time also a lengthy series of batonnage processes is carried out at set intervals to produce a wide and full-bodied wine, with a delicate bouquet. The bottling is deferred until the month of February 
Availability: In spring following the harvest. 
Indicative values: Total acidity 5.5 g/L; alcohol 13.00% by vol.  
Colour: Intense straw yellow evolving into a richer yellow with aging.
Notes on flavour and bouquet: Fruity and fragrant nose evoking aromas of warm bread crust and intense perfume of acacia blossom and ripe tropical fruit. The palate echoes the nose and is elegant, full-bodied with moderately acidity and delicate hints of yeast A wine with a decisive character
Serving Temperature: 8 - 10 °C  
Pairing Suggestions: Serve with starters, Parma ham, fish and white meats. Excellent as an apéritif