Friuli Venezia Giulia
Pinot Grigio Skin Contact DOP Collio 2020 – Kurtin
Pinot Grigio is a classic vine from North East area where it find the perfect climate in order to produce some fantastic wines.
This is one of that case: Pinot Grigio from Kurtin is a a must drink.
After the harvesting the grapes are left to macerate in contact with the skins for 24 hours; then the soft pressing and the fermentation in stainless steel tank takes place. The result is a wine with coppery reflections which is a characteristic of the wine
The bouquet is distinctive and intense, recalls acacia blossom and ripe fruits. The taste is dry, gentle and full on the palate it is round and velvety.
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With more than a century of history and tradition, Azienda Agricola Kurtin , has recently had a new start with Ulisse Bellesso, Alessio Kurtin and Isacco Curtarello. New ambitions for the future, always in the constant search for improvement while maintaining its local identity. Kurtin can use the Collio DOP denomination on their wines which is one of the best area of production for international grape varieties as Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. However in this area white grapes have found their best growing area, as the native Ribolla Gialla and Friulano Grape.
One of the world’s most popular white wine grapes, Pinot Grigio is also known as Pinot Gris. The name means “gray” Pinot in Italian or French, respectively, and refers to the pinkish-ash hue of the berries, which mutated in France from the red grape Pinot Noir.
Both Italy and France produce the variety, notably in Northern Italy and Alsace, France. Due to its popularity and versatility, the grape has spread around the world to areas that include California, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand.
Pinot Grigio is one of the world’s most popular grapes precisely because it’s capable of a range of styles and flavors, depending on where it’s grown and the winemaker’s vision. Its wines can refresh on a hot day with their light and zesty lemon character, or they can complement food when voluptuous and concentrated.
In Italy, Pinot Grigio grows everywhere, but it flourishes in the north. The cooler climate around mountainous Alto Adige, and to a lesser extent, Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Veneto, produces lean, bright and focused wines with citrus and mineral characteristics. Many are meant to enjoy in their youth.