About Pinot Grigio 2014 Friuli Grave DOC, Borgo Magredo
An article in the Wine Spectator points out "The modern wines of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia have emerged in recent decades with the hallmarks of many of the world's top winemaking regions: better site and clonal selections, lower yields at harvest and far greater attention to the details of viticulture and winemaking.The results are impressive, and the best versions can give dry white wines from top regions such as Alsace and Burgundy a run for their money in terms of structure, purity of flavor and lengthnot to mention ageability." Borgo Magredo Pinot Grigio is just such a wine. The cellar of Borgo Magredo is equipped with the most refined technologies for winemaking. This includes steel vats for maintaining desired temperatures during the wine-making phase, pneumatic presses for the grapes' soft squeezing process and everything necessary for guaranteeing excellent production. The estate's vines have all been replanted according to modern logic emphasizing the unique and special terroir. The Pinot Grigio vines now average fifteen to twenty years old with deep roots in the rocky terrain. Grapes are de-stemmed and pressed, then undergo controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is left to mature on lees with frequent stirring for 4 months, giving it a rich texture and adding complexity. Wine Spectator said "Light-bodied and tangy, with a lively mix of kumquat, nectarine, smoke and pickled ginger flavors. Drink now."