2020 Ronchi di Manzano Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli Colli Orientali

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2020 Ronchi di Manzano Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
This is a single estate Pinot Grigio from the Friuli Colli Orientalist generally acknowledged as the top location for premium Pinot Grigio.
A beautiful, serious pinot grigio with fresh pear, flint and honeydew melon aromas that follow through to a medium to full body, with pretty fruit and a flavorful finish. a soft bitter-lemon aftertaste adds depth and complexity

Tasting Notes

Colour

Straw-yellow in colour

Nose

A fragrant and crisp aroma with unmistakable floral notes and hints of ripened pear. 

Mouth

Its taste is dry and minerally, acidic yet balanced, and is both intense and enduring.

2020 Ronchi di Manzano Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli Colli Orientali

Background

Ronchi di Manzano is located in Friuli, northeastern Italy, where the Colli Orientali hills play host to a wide range of small and large wine estates. The micro-climate and soil composition have shaped this land to be a cradle of great wines. The terroir has also shaped the growers and winemakers and it is only by continuing to be guided by and respect nature that they are able to consistently produce quality.

Roberta Borghese, the owner of these Ronchi (steep slopes), has understood their true values and is enthralled by the rhythm and beauty of nature.

The Ronchi di Manzano winery was established in 1969, but its vineyards have an ancient tradition of centuries. Everything started with the Counts of Trento, who had a special predilection for the Ronchi di Manzano, both for its location and for its soil composition. Its vineyards were considered to be some of the best in the whole area and the wines produced were very often requested by French and Savoy noblemen.

The Borghese family has owned the Ronchi di Manzano winery since 1969. Their descendant Roberta, continues the family tradition with great passion and with the professional skills that she has acquired all around the world in places such as France, California and Italy. She has traveled and worked a lot to bring innovation to the winery, something she believes is fundamental to the company’s success. She directs the whole process of wine growing as well as the promotion of the wines she produces. Her two daughters, Lisa and Nicole have entered into the winery’s business and by following their mother's footsteps, they are continuing the family tradition.

Vineyard

Marl and sandstone soils of Eocene origin locally known as “ponca” and a soil that characterises the Colli Orientali. The vines are trained on the Guyot trellising system.

The grapes are destemmed soon after arrival at the winery followed by an immediate cooling of the de-stemmed grapes and a soft pressing to extract the juice.
Vinification and fermentation are done in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is bottled in March and is refined in bottles for a period of approximately two months, only then is it ready for release to the marketplace.

Accolades

  • James Suckling 91 points

Specifications

Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Pinot Grigio
Country Italy
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type White Wine
Food & Serving Information Enjoy it as an aperitif, or with deli meats, starters, fish, soups, pastas, rice dishes like risotto, or white meats at an ideal temperature of 8-10°C.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Friuli Colli Orientali
Appellation Friuli DOC