NEWS AND EVENTS

MATTER OF TASTE by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

25 August 2018
Singapore

VINEXPO HONG KONG

29-31 May 2018
Hong Kong

VINITALY

15-18 April 2018
Verona

GREAT WINES OF ITALY by James Suckling

7 March 2018
Miami

MATTER OF TASTE by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

24-25 February 2018
Zurich

IN-DEPTH ARTICLES

Collezione Millesimi

After a few years of careful consideration and planning, we finally have the pleasure of introducing you to our new initiative, Collezione Millesimi (Vintage-dated Collection).

WHAT IS THE TRUE COLOUR OF PINOT GRIGIO?

Straw yellow, coppery, paper white, rosé, onion skin: these are the hues that we can expect when we encounter a Pinot Grigio, so that the question often legitimately arises of what exactly is the correct colour expression of this wine.

Climate

This region is a unique area where different winds, from the Adriatic and from the northern continent, both humid and dry, cool and warm, converge and direct themselves in different directions, thus creating a climate marked by constant change.

The colder continental east winds (the Bora) and the warmer, more humid scirocco winds from the Mediterranean prevail at different times of the year.  During the vine’s main growth period, we experience, in an average year, a humid, rainy spring, a moderately warm, dry summer, and cool autumns that can be either dry or rainy.  It is autumn, with its alternating weather, that determines whether any given year will be characterized as continental-European or northern-Mediterranean.
The area’s outstanding suitability for viticulture is largely a result of the cool, dry Bora that sweeps east from the wide, open valleys in the mountains of Slovenia and onto the Isonzo plateau.  These winds, by ensuring a wide daily temperature range and, indirectly, longer solar exposure, favour a slow ripening of the grapes.