Gradis'Ciutta Pinot Grigio Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2017
2015 vintage review
Produced entirely from Pinot Grigio, a variety also called Rülander when it was introduced in the seond half of the 1800s in the Gorizia area. It immediately demonstrated that it adapted to the clay marne of Collio, in particular to the descending slopes of the local hills. It is distinguished from other whites grapes in that the color tends to be copper. Already in 1891 at Gorizia, it was recommended for “its dispersion everywhere it was planted, as it produced wines of the first order.” It has been present at Gradis’ciutta since 1975.
“Round and juicy, this opens with aromas of stone fruit, dried herb and a whiff of pear. The ripe, enveloping palate doles out white peach, mature apple, juicy nectarine and a hint of bitter almond. A mineral notes closes the lingering finish.”
91 Pts. Wine Enthusiast