Think you know Pinot Grigio? Think again. This rich, textured Pinot Grigio comes from two parcels of the Dessimis vineyard, located in the commune of Mariano del Friuli. The wine is structured and complex, also thanks to the nine months maturation on its lees before bottling.
Vie di Romans is based in the heart of Isonzo, where Gianfranco Gallo's 50 hectares of vineyard produce about 250,000 bottles a year. The soil is stony and glacial, and soaks up whatever rainfall there is like a sponge. A cool east wind causes a big difference between day and night temperatures, which in turn slows ripening and allows the grapes to accumulate a great deal of flavour. This, along with the low yields Gallo achieves, and his proclivity for late picking, gives single vineyard wines of great intensity and richness. As a result, he releases the wines a year later than usual.