The next offering comes from a region we previously discussed and part of a creation from Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey, Scarpetta Pinot Grigio. This is a blend of some of the best vineyards for Pinot Grigio in Friuli. The first vineyard is on the rolling banks of the Isonzo River, the second is in the hills of the Collio, the third is in the hills of the Collio Orientali del Friuli and lastly with a stone filled vineyard in Greve. The grapes are planted in cooler sites resulting in a wine of balanced acidity and alcohol. The wine shows that Pinot Grigio can be light and dry with veins of minerality and floral aromatics.
The grapes are fermented in stainless steel after being de-stemmed and left on the skins for approximately 12 hours, resulting in a wine with clear and bright aromas and flavors. This wine settles in tank with the lees contact for six months. After that period the wine is gently racked to a blending tank and bottled.
Light straw color with just a hint of salmon. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruits such as apricots and peach and hints of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp and dry with medium high acidity and tastes of stone fruits, lavender, honey, pear, white flowers and minerals.