Colutta

Pinot Grigio
Friuli DOC
by Giorgio Colutta
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This highly-crafted white wine from Italy, which we consider to be the best Pinot Grigio in Ireland, has effusive aromas of apple blossoms and quince with underpinnings of bitter almonds. It is intense with rich and refreshing flavours. The characteristics of this wine, produced in Colli Orientali, are influenced by the breeze from the Adriatic.

Pinot Grigio
Friuli DOC
by Giorgio Colutta

RRP: €17.50

Price: €15.31

This highly-crafted white wine from Italy, which we consider to be the best Pinot Grigio in Ireland, has effusive aromas of apple blossoms and quince with underpinnings of bitter almonds. It is intense with rich and refreshing flavours. The characteristics of this wine, produced in Colli Orientali, are influenced by the breeze from the Adriatic.

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country:
Italy
region:
Friuli Grave DOC
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Pinot Grigio
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
11077
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
Italy
region:
Friuli Grave DOC
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Pinot Grigio
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
11077
enjoy with:
Coming Soon

Wine Makers

Colutta by Giorgio Colutta

The land in Colli Orientali is considered the best in Italy for Pinot Grigio, because of the climate and the (argile) soil. Giorgio Colutta’s vineyards are in three different locations, all within 5 minutes of each other. Each has the same overall conditions but some are more hilly. Also local weather like hail, for example, may not affect all 3 equally, thus preventing widespread damage to the crop.

 

The area of Coli Orientali del Friuli has a particular climate shaped by the geography of the region - the Adriatic sea on one side, the Alps on the other. The mountains protect it from the cold winds from the north, and its proximity to the sea tempers the summer heat. There is a big demand for land here with some of the bigger producers anxious to snap up any plots that become available.

 

Giorgio rents some land in the hills near Manzano from a retired winemaker. When a friend of his got wind this land was available he immediately phoned Giorgio, arranged a meeting half an hour later, and the contract was signed on a scrap of paper out in the field! This vineyard is particularly beautiful with small rolling hills from which villages in Slovenia can be seen.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Nicely defined, fresh wine, with Bramley apples and wet stones - both tasters noted a positive mineral element. A very good, fairly neutral food white." The Best Of Wine In Ireland

"Pinot Grigio can be almost anything, from a pale water nonentity to a zesty, flavoursome mouthful. This is the latter, with fresh apple and citrus notes and a long cleansing finish." Mary Dowey, The Gloss Magazine.

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Friuli Grave DOC in Italy

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