Pinot Grigio is the most widely planted grape in Collio (and Friuli), which is made here in a highly qualitative manner with added complexity and richness.
Terroir: Conti Formentini’s Pinot Grigio is sourced from select, well-ventilated vineyards located between 650 – 820 feet in elevation mainly in the Commune of San Floriano, and a small percentage in the Communes of Oslavia e Zegla. The vines are spurred-cordon or Cappuccina trained on marl and sandstone soils. The average vine density is 1800 vines per acre and the average yield is production is 3.25 tons per acre.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested in early September, when they are perfectly ripe. The grapes are crushed and stalks removed. The free-run juice is transferred to tank where it begins fermentation at low temperatures. The remaining must stays in contact with the skin for about 12 hours at 50°F (crio-maceration process). The skins are then removed and the must undergoes fermentation at 55.5°F, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is then blended and aged on the lees for five to six months and prior to bottling.
Fresh and full, smooth and round, this 100% Pinot Grigio has great complexity and refinement. Enjoy this with white meats, dinner salads and fish.
An extra year in the bottle has given this wine pillowy shoulders and a mouth-filling roundness that make it ideal for bigger fish like salmon or tuna, chicken and even pork.
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