The variety, which originates from a bud mutation of Pinot Nero, prefers cool climates and has been firmly established in the hills of Friuli. The cylindrical cluster is tightly packed and the berries are sometimes squeezed so hard they burst.
Appearance: lustrous straw yellow. Nose: aroma of spring blossoms, fresh fruit and citrus fruit. Palate: dry, fresh and persistent, appealing hint of bitterness.
Variety:Pinot grigio 100%
Denomination:D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Position:80-160 m a.s.l., east south-east facing on Eocene marl and sandstone hillslopes.
Winemaking method:Off the skins with softcrushing and fermentation in steel at 16°C
Maturation:7 months on the fine less in steel tanks and then least 1 month in bottle before release.