Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris derives from a mutation of Pinot Noir and nowadays is surely the italian white wine most recognized by international customers. Cultivated in Italy since Nineteenth century, it is most prominent in Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli where the finest examples are produced.
Pinot Grigio Doc Piave “Il tralcetto” is one of our older wines: we have produced it since 1957. It is well appreciated all over the world for its nice packaging and for its ligh, very crisp and dry taste.
On november 2008 judged by Decanter Magazine as “best value white wine”.
Appellation: D.O.C. Friuli Grave
Soil type: Gravely
Grapes: Pinot Grigio 100%
Training system: Guyot
N° of vines-hectare: 4.500 ha
Per hectare yield: 110 q
Harvest period: Last week of August
Vinification: Light pressing with 60% free run-must. Fermentation with cultured yeasts over 12 days at maximum temperature of 14°C.
Refining: Sur lie in stainless steel tanks for 5 months, bottle 3 months
Bottle: 750 ml - 375 ml
Colour: Straw yellow
Aroma: Intense, lingering fragrances nutmeg and vanilla, peach and ripe tomato and acacia blossom.
Taste: Dry and crisp, ripe, aromatic fruit, with hints of orange zest, mirroring the nose. A wine of exceptionally full flavour, lenghty and elegant
Serving suggestions: Enjoy with shellfish and with seafood dishes in general
How to serve: In tulip shaped glasses, at temperature of 6°-8°C