Pinot Grigio, Graves Del Friuli, 2017

  San Simone

Contains Sulphites.

About San Simone

The town of Porcia lies in the heart of Friuli Venezia-Giulia’s Friuli DOC Grave viticultural area, where the Cantina San Simone lies. The Brisotto family have been owners for four generations, fruit of the wine-growing traditions of a family rooted in a deep love of and named the estate after a small 14th-century church dedicated to San Simone opposite their original winemaking facility, now the site of the family home. The Brisotto family, motivated by their conviction that good winemaking begins in the vineyard, invests a considerable proportion of its resources in its vineyards, supporting viticultural practices based on low yields, achieved through a higher number of vines per hectare/acre and lower number of buds per vine. They fully capitalise on the clay limestone soils and cool, long ripening season of Friuli’s prime Grave DOC zone. Vivacious, exciting wines from North Central Italy that boast no shortage of complexity or character.

Appellation: Friuli

Friuli, in the north-easternmost region of Italy, bordering Austria and Slovenia is famed for its dry crisp fruity whites.

Grape Type: Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is also known as Tokay Pinot Gris in Alsace though the prefix Tokay was dropped to appease the Tokaji Wine governing body in Hungary. This is a slightly spicier and more expressive version of its stablemate, Pinot Blanc, and actually a mutation of Pinot Noir. It is one of the chief dry white varieties in Alsace, but also produces some deliciously sweet, age worthy, late-harvest styles. It is the same grape as northern Italy's Pinot Grigio, Germany's Grauburgunder or Ruländer and Hungary's Szürkebarát and is starting to become fashionable in New Zealand.