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MATTER OF TASTE by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

25 August 2018
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29-31 May 2018
Hong Kong

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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.

2016 PIERE SAUVIGNON

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 14,76 %
Total acidity: 5.75 g/l
pH: 3.17
Estimated peak of maturation: 8 years
Estimated cellar life: 20 years

VINEYARD

Category: white, dry
Grape variety: sauvignon blanc 100 % (more Italian clones, R3 type, than French)
Source vineyard: Piere
Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte
Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)
Average planting age: 17 years
Vine density: 6,000 vines/ha (2,428 vines/ac)
Yield per hectar and per vine: 5,739 kg/ha (5,116 lbs/ac) and 0.95 kg/plant
Layout: 2.40 x 0.70 m - 1.60 x 1 m
Area: 11.45 ha (28.29 ac) in production
Elevation: 33 m (108 ft)
Exposure: North - South
Training method: Simple guyot
Soils profile: Medium deep, with moderate gravel-pebbly texture, silica-rich clay mixed with conglomerate. Well drained
Harvest period: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th September

VINIFICATION

De-stemming and crushing
Pre-fermentation cold maceration: 8 °C (46 °C)
Pre-fermentation cold settling
Fermentation:
16 ÷ 19 °C (61 - 66 °F)
Yeast: selected strains
Length of fermentation: 16 days
Malolactic fermentation: not made
Maturation: 8 months on the lees
Bottling: 8th, 9th and 12th June 2017
Bottle-ageing: 10 months