Grape(s): Pinot Grigio
Localization: Friuli, Italy
Tasting Notes: Hawthorn and ripe green-apple aromas mingle together on this medium-bodied white. On the round savory palate, tangy acidity lifts honeydew melon and ripe Bartlett pear before a fennel finish.
The Domain: This small area named Colli Orientali del Friuli, dating back to the Eocene era, with its microclimate and its exposure, is characterised by a sudden and clear diversity from the rest of the territory of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
That is the reason why this D.O.C. (guaranteed quality) area has been used for producing great wines that are known all over the world. The Colutta Farm –“Bandut” is named after an ancient piece of land bought by Antonio Colutta in the early 1900´s, which now belongs to Giorgio Colutta. It produces quality wines in its vineyards of Buttrio, Manzano and Rosazzo, which belong to the prestigious “Parco della vite e del vino” (Vine and wine park) in the Colli Orientali del Friuli.
The vineyard belonging to the farm extends on a 18-hectare surface. A work of reorganisation and renovation of the vineyards has started, and the vine number has increased to 5,000/6,000 stumps per hectare, depending on the different grounds and varieties.