Vie di Romans, Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Area:

    Isonzo

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Grigio 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Gianfranco Gallo

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is full of sweet pastry aromas, scents of Williams pear skin and notes of yellow fruit. It has extraordinary complexity and structure on the palate. Textured and rich, this wine has a long, persistent finish.

Production Notes

The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing a pre-fermentation cold maceration at 8�C for 20-22 hours. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16-19�C for a period of 18 days with selected yeast strains. No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was then matured on its lees for nine months, and then aged for a further eight months in bottle.

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Producer Profile

Vie di Romans is based in the heart of Isonzo, where Gianfranco Gallo's 50 hectares of vineyard produce about 250,000 bottles a year. The well-drained soil is stony, glacial and rich in minerals, soaking up whatever rain falls like a sponge. A cool east wind causes a big difference between day and night temperatures, which in turn slows ripening and allows the grapes to accumulate a great deal of flavour. This, along with the low yields that Gallo achieves and his proclivity for picking grapes only once fully mature, gives single-vineyard wines of great intensity and richness. As a result, Gallo releases the wines a year later than is usual. This fullness is evident in his Pinot Grigio from the 'Dessimis' vineyard. It is aged in both oak and stainless steel and has a lovely texture and nutty character. The 'Flors di Uis', a blend of Malvasia Istriana, Friulano and Riesling Renano, is striking for its minerality and aroma. All these wines have the hallmark of great individuality, something that really marks Gianfranco Gallo out from the crowd.