Col Bajè Pinot Grigio
Type of soil: Marl and Sandstone from Eocene age also known as "ponca", a distinctive characteristic from Oriental Friuli ( Friuli Orientale)
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
Training System: Traditional Friuli short single inverted with a plant density of 5.000 vines per hectare
Harvest time: The third week of September
Vinification:Harvested at the right degree of maturation, the grapes are gently pressed. The must obtained is then let to cold-settle statically and additioned with a indigenous fermentation yeast prepared in advance (3-4 days before) with the best grapes selected from the same grape variety. It is then allowed to ferment slowly and to refine sur lies at controlled temperature with frequent batonnages in big (30lt) Slavonian oak barrels. Only after a suitable resting and maturing period in the bottle the wine is ready to be presented to the consumer.
Indicative values: Total acidity 5.0 g/L; alcohol 13.50% by vol.
Availability: At least one year from the harvest
Colour:Intense straw yellow with golden highlights and a delicate copper hue.
Notes on flavour and bouquet: An intense, wide and fruity to the nose, its scents recall the sweetness of pears and ripe apricot, over an almond blossoms background which bears delicate floral notes seamlessly integrated with balsamic aromas from the oak barrels where it has aged. A mouth coating and dense palate, well structured, mineral and harmonic, with good persistence and balance
Serving Temperature: 8 - 10 °C
Serving Suggestions: Excellent for pairing with mushrooms, fish and white meats dishes. Great with cold cuts and soft cheeses.