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Producer: CollaviniGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot GrigioOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Full flavoured Pinto Grigio with hints of fresh walnutAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located near Udine they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla (an ancient local variety) and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to the area.Their flagship white wine "Broy" 2003 made from Chardonnay, Tocai and Sauvignon was awarded the coveted 3 Bicchieri in the 2005 gambero Rossoas was the 2004 in the 2006 edition.The Collio region, a strip of hills against the Slovenian border, was only reunited with Italy after the First World War. This region is reputed to have one of Europe's most priviledged micro-climates for white wines which dominate the region, while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than the wines from Friuli and have an impressive richness and length. Isonzo is a small DOC in the extreme north east of Italy in the Friuli region.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Grigio grapes from the Collio hills.
Winemaking; Cold maceration on skins for 8-10 hours. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Harvest: By hand in September. Yield: 9,000KG/Hectare
Density: 3,200-4,500 vines per Hectare Trailing: Capuchin, spurred row & Guyot
Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or with pasta, egg and fish dishes and white meats.
Taste: A pronounced aroma with hints of fresh walnut and toasted almonds through to a full flavour with a crisp finish.
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