Pinot Grigio Pighin, Collio, Italy 2013
TYPE OF WINE:White, dry, Pinot Grigio Collio.
PRODUCER: Fernando Pighin & Figli S.agr. a r.l.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Monovarietal Pinot Grigio.
ZONE OF PRODUCTION: Hillside, 160 – 180 metres above sea level, southwest exposure, town of Spessa di Capriva (GO), Italy.
SOIL: Typical of the Collio zone, called “ponca”, made up of marly rocks consisting of very friable mineral elements with good water retention.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, short pruning which results in low yields and a high concentration of quality.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 70 quintals of grapes per hectare.
HARVEST: Grapes harvested by hand during the period of optimal ripeness, on 30 August.
VINIFICATION: Without the skins through soft crushing, which takes place in horizontal bladder presses with grape conditioning at +10° C.
MUST TO FRUIT RATIO: 65%.
FERMENTATION: In temperature controlled stainless steel containers for 20 days at a controlled temperature of +18° to +22° C.
AGEING: Stored in the cellar in brightlbrighttteel vatbrighta constant temperature of +12° C, stabilised in refrigeration rooms until bottling.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% by brightRESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.50 g/l.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.30 g/l in tartaric acid.TASTING SHEET
COLOUR: Bright straw yellow, with light amber-coloured hues.
AROMA: Floral, fruity, with a delicate aroma of acacia, banana and pineapple.
TASTE: Dry, excellent body, balanced with an elegant aromatic varietal length.
PAIRING: Pleasant aperitif, with seafood appetizers, grilled fish, excellent with white meats accompanied by sweet sauces.
SERVE: At the temperature of +10° to +12° C. Uncork just before serving.
CONSUMPTION AND AGEING POTENTIAL: Ideal when consumed young. If stored well, its personality improves and it can age for 3 to 4 years.