Vignai da Duline Pinot Grigio 'Ronco Pitotti' 2016

Vignai da Duline Pinot Grigio 'Ronco Pitotti' 2016

Regular price£34.95

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In 1997 Lorenzo Mocchiutti and his wife Federica Magrini took over the 'La Duline' vineyard, four hectares of old vines planted by Lorenzo's grandfather back in the 20's. A few years later, they added six hectares of a second vineyard, 'Ronco Pitotti'. Although at the time somewhat neglected and in need of restoration, across the two sites was an extraordinary range of old to very old vines - a mixture of varieties, mostly traditional to this corner of north-east Italy. Thanks to these amazing old vines and a painstaking approach to quality in vineyard and cellar, Lorenzo and Fedrica have created a range of wines that must be among the most fascinating, gastronomic and ageworthy in Italy.

The approach in the vineyard is remarkable, summed up by the motto, 'No trimming the shoots'. Farming is certified organic (and has been organic in practice since 1979) with some biodynamic principles added for good measure. The vineyards are wonderfully green and biodiverse, with interference kept to a minimum. In the winery, fermentation is with wild yeasts and all the wines are matured in seasoned oak casks, with a small percentage of new wood. Sulphites are added only at bottling.

This Pinot Grigio is like no other. From vines in the Ronco Pitotti vineyard planted in 1958 and 1984, it is full of flavours of ripe fruit, with a stony minerality and a hint of nuttiness. It repays extensive cellaring, becoming increasingly complex.

Wine Details

Type White
Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Producer Vignai da Duline
Vintage 2016
Grape Varieties Pinot Gris
Farming Organic, Biodynamic
Bottle Size 75 cL

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