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Collavini Il Grigio Brut Friuli Venezia Giulia NV


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £82.84

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Country - Italy

Region - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Grigio 40%

Alcohol by volume - 11.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Collavini

Tasting notes - A pale, star-bright straw colour is shot through with greenish highlights and shows a persistent mousse of fine bubbles. A fresh and aromatic nose of fragrant golden delicious apple and ripe pears combines with warm crusty bread tones. The aromatic palate is harmoniously rounded, with a delicate touch of citrus and a very long finish.

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Aromatic with fragrant apples and ripe pear leading to
a full flavoured palate with fine, constant bubbles.
Producer Note
The Collio region, a strip of hills bordering Slovenia, is reputed to have one of
Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines while the red wines are also
noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than those from Friuli and
have impressive richness and length. Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this
family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons.
Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla-an ancient local
variety- and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its
clean, modern style wines, while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties
native to this area. Collavini's "Broy" is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is
recognised as one of Italy's top white wines. As keen dog lovers, the Collavini’s very
first pet Dachshund “Ribolla” is portrayed on the label.
Vineyard
The Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio vines are grown on the hillsides and flatlands of
Friuli, yielding approximately 85 to 90 quintals per hectare. Guyot and spur Cordon
trained, the vines are planted to an average density of 4,600 vines per hectare and
are grown in chalky soils.
Winemaking
This wine is crafted from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes. The
vinification was traditional with the fermentation taking place off the skins, following a
very soft crushing. The secondary fermentation took place at 14°C in vertical pressure
tanks in the following spring. The wine remained on its fine lees for a period of five to
six months, imparting extra richness and texture to the resulting wine. This extended
yeast autolysis of this Marinotti method is Il Grigio Spumante's seal of quality.
Tasting Note
A pale, star-bright straw colour is shot through with greenish highlights and shows a
persistent mousse of fine bubbles. A fresh and aromatic nose of fragrant golden
delicious apple and ripe pears combines with warm crusty bread tones. The
aromatic palate is harmoniously rounded, with a delicate touch of citrus and a very
long finish.
Serving Suggestion
A classic apéritif which also pairs well with crisp salads, vegetable veloutés as well as
oven-baked fish dishes.
Grape
Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Grigio 40%

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Data sheet

Vintage
NV
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Collavini Il Grigio Brut Friuli Venezia Giulia NV

Country - Italy

Region - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Grigio 40%

Alcohol by volume - 11.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Collavini

Tasting notes - A pale, star-bright straw colour is shot through with greenish highlights and shows a persistent mousse of fine bubbles. A fresh and aromatic nose of fragrant golden delicious apple and ripe pears combines with warm crusty bread tones. The aromatic palate is harmoniously rounded, with a delicate touch of citrus and a very long finish.

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