PRIZES AND AWARDS —
– TRE BICCHIERI “Gambero Rosso” 1998: Vintage 1996
– CINQUE GRAPPOLI Guida “Duemilavini” A.I.S.: Vintage 2002
– QUATTRO GRAPPOLI Guida “Duemilavini” A.I.S .: Vintage 1999-2003-2004-2005
– 84 punti “Migliori vini italiani – Luca Maroni” 2011: Vintage 2009
Linea CRU Vitigni internazionale
Clas - Pinot Grigio
VINEYARD — Braide Grande situato in localita Ruttars in the municipality of Dolegna del Collio.
KIND OF GROUND — Marls and clays.
GRAPE — Pinot Grigio
VINES PER HECTARE — 4000
TYPE OF CULTIVATION — Cappuccina e Guyot
VINIFICATION AND REFINING — The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, steeped in a cold horizontal press for eight hours and the must is cleaned through settling. 30% of the fermentation takes place in Allier Barriques and 70% in steel at a controlled temperature of 10°C. When the fermentation is over, the product thus obtained is not poured off and therefore remains in the same containers to mature for about eight months at a constant temperature. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining gin the bottle before the wine is distributed.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS — Intense straw yellow color. It has a bouquet that recalls spices and flowers; on the palate it is dry, full bodied, almost rough with an aftertaste recalling nutmeg.
DRINK WITH — starters based on fish, also with sauces. Main courses of fish and white meat, and fish.
LONGEVITY — 6 – 10 years.
TEMPERATURA DI SERVIZIO — 12-13°C.