Light, fresh, simple, tropical and chalky. The palate is clean and savoury with a hint of almond and some nice flesh. This is not the most complex Pinot Grigio but it provides beautiful drinking when either on its own or served with some antipasto. You can serve it out of the fridge during a day of glorious sunshine and it will be beautifully refreshing. Or serve it at cellar temperature and exploit the textural mouth feel and almond bitterness to pair it with a wide range of foods.
Since the early 1800s this family has made wine in Friuli. Their estate took a leap of quality in 1987 when the restricted production to only fruit off family vineyards. A move toward sustainability in the winery and vineyard has seen further improvements in quality.
In the very North East of Italy you will find this region that displays a noticeable Slavic and Germanic influence in their culture. The regional wines are mostly celebrated for the aromatic, textural and sometimes crazy whites. The region has 11 DOC and 3 DOCG appellations. It is very hard to discern a producers particular style without guidance here. But the wines can and often are outstanding.
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
Gris and Grigio are in fact the same variety and both names mean grey in French and Italian respectively. Which is somewhat deceptive because the grapes can be almost blue when ripe. The great wines of Alsace and North Eastern Italy are often made from this variety. It is being widely adopted around the world too. AKA Grauburgunder.