Light, bright lemon in colour with a lively, freshly cut pear and baked bread character on the nose. Aromatic and vibrant, it has lovely elegance on the palate, with ripe pears, a touch of sherbet and a nutty note offset by the characteristic freshness of wines from Friuli.
The Ponte del Diavolo range takes its name from the spectacular medieval bridge in nearby Cividale. The story goes that the devil struck a bargain with the townspeople, promising to make them a bridge in return for the soul of the first living thing to cross it. The cunning citizens sent a dog or cat across, depending on the variation of the story, thereby saving themselves and gaining a wonderful bridge. This year Andrea Morlin (of Ca
After crushing, the must was chilled to 11-12°C and pressed gently to ensure no herbaceous aromas were extracted. Temperature-controlled fermentation using selected yeasts took place in stainless steel tank between 12-14°C. Cold fermentation meant that the process could be drawn out to 30 days to increase perfume and complexity. The wine remained at 6°C in tank on the fine lees until bottling. This is a costly and time consuming process but plays a key role in contributing to the finesse and delicate aromatics of the finished wine. No carbon fining was used and the Pinot Grigio was sealed under Stelvin to maximise freshness and eliminate cork taint.