Straw-yellow in color, this wine has a bright, flowery and fruity fragrance. It is firmly-structured, with a fresh and savory palate that boasts minerals and citrus fruit.
The word Grappoli translates to “bunches.” And only the best bunches of grapes are used to make this Pinot Grigio. The grapes are grown in Collio (D.O.C.), a hilly area of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northwestern Italy, near the border with Slovenia. The manual harvest took place between the end of August, and the beginning of September 2018. Destemming and cold skin maceration, soft pressing, and cold static decantation are followed by a fermentation at controlled temperatures for approximately 20 days. All winemaking and refinement take place in stainless steel tanks. After six-to-seven months, the wine is ready to be bottled.
The story about the label artwork: The calm gentle hillsides that runs along the river bank of the Isonzo River is planted with grapes that are produced with love and care as well as a reverence for the sacred ground beneath. Luana, a name that which means “graceful battle maiden”, stands watch a century later over this sobering land and river once known in this region as the Great War. The river known as the “emerald beauty” for its striking color and “the river of souls” for the hundreds of thousands of solders that lost their lives.
Serving Hints Served chilled, it goes well with pasta, fish dishes and white meats, such as chicken or pork.