La Viarte, Pinot Grigio, Friuli Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2018
For anyone looking to experience the charms of Pinot Grigio when crafted by a quality-oriented producer faithful to the traditions of Friuli, where it arguably reaches its greatest expression in Italy, pay attention to La Viarte’s Pinot Grigio from the radiant green terraced vineyards of the Colli Orientali district.
Not thin by any means, it is still exquisitely refreshing: bright citrus and fresh flowers, pinpoint precision, lip-smacking acidity... This is what Friulian Pinot Grigio is all about. Medium bodied and structured, this has subtle aromas of mature yellow stone fruit, pressed wildflower and a whiff of hay. On the rounded palate, an almond note underscores ripe yellow apple and Bartlett pear.
Grape: Pinot Grigio