FRIULI - ITALY
Established in 1870, for six generations the Braidot family has slowly developed and evolved their family operation in the hills of Friuli, North East Italy. The cooler climate of this region is perfectly suited to producing fine whites and elegant reds.
Their Pinot Grigio is a perfect example of why the elegant whites from this region are so popular around the world. Fully de-stemmed before a very gentle pressing to extract the finest Pinot Grigio character, fermentation occurs at a very low temperature to preserve purity of flavour before being matured on fine lees for several weeks before bottling. Intense straw yellow in colour with coppery glints, The nose reveals tropical fruits and firm pears. Medium full in body, as is the hallmark of quality Grigio from this region, structured, savoury and with more-ish persistence.