2013 ZUCCOLO PINOT GRIGIOZuccolo
Grape: Pinot Grigio
Pronunciation: ‘Pee-no Grij-ee-oh’
Zone: DOC of Grave
From a small start on the outskirts of Spilimbergo, the Fantinel family have developed over four decades to be a significant and admired producer of the gorgeous whites (Friulano, Pinot Grigio, & Verduzzo) and lighter reds (like Refosco and Merlot) of Friuli – wines which are catching on so fast here.
The Grave del Friuli zone is one of 3 top spots of northern Italy for Pinot Grigio (along with nearby Collio and Alto Adige, further to the northwest). This shows the signature austere minerality of these wines, along with a delicious, pear and melon juiciness to the aromas and flavours.
Growing System: Guyot
Alcohol (%): 12.5%