NEWS AND EVENTS

GREAT WINES OF ITALY by James Suckling 

6 March 2020
Moor Building - Miami

LE GRAND TASTING by Bettane + Desseauve

29-30 November - 2019
Carrousel du Louvre - Paris

MERANO WINE FESTIVAL  

8-12 November 2019
Merano

WINE SYMPOSIUM VILLA D'ESTE

7-10 November 2019
Villa d'Este - Cernobbio



IN-DEPTH ARTICLES

I CLIMAT

It is our intention, with our “I Climat,” to present, in the truest and most authentic fashion, our wines’ terroir expression.

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.

2018 PIERE SAUVIGNON

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 15 %
Total acidity: 5.67 g/l
pH: 3.31
Estimated peak of maturation: 9 years
Estimated cellar life: 18 years

VINEYARD

Category: white, dry
Grape variety: sauvignon blanc 100 % (more Italian clones with loose cluster, than French)
Source vineyard: Piere
Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte
Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)
Average planting age: 16 years
Vine density: 6,000 vines/ha (2,428 vines/ac)
Yield per hectar and per vine: 5,100 kg/ha (4,550 lbs/ac) and 0.85 kg/plant
Layout: 2.40 x 0.70 m - 1.60 x 1 m
Area: 12.50 ha (30.88 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: 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 29th August 2018

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: 16-20 days
Malolactic fermentation: not made
Maturation: 9 months on the lees
Bottling: 24th, 25th and 26th June 2019
Bottle-ageing: 9 months