Villa Russiz

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Pinot Grigio, Collio DOC – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Collio DOC
    • Location: Terraced hillside estate vineyards between 230-600 feet above sea level facing southeast and southwest
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: 20-60 years old
    • Soil: Sandstone and marl locally known as “ponca”
    • Density: 1,820-2,025 vines/acre
    • Training: Single-arched cane
  • Vintage Report

    • Mild growing season with moderate temperatures from spring through summer. Dry conditions continued with very little rain. This gave way to perfect quality in grape maturation up to the harvest dates of August 25-September 10.

  • Vinification

    • Perfectly ripened grapes are hand harvested during the chilly early hours of the day.
      The bunches are then quickly carried to the cellar where they are gently pressed. The first must is moved into temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 9 months. The wine is kept on its lees for at least 8 months before bottling.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Grigio
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.42
    • RS: 0.8 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale straw yellow in color with a tint of green. An inviting bouquet of aromas with notes of acacia, oak wood and tropical fruit. Vibrant mouthfeel on the palate.