Collavini Pinot Grigio Villa Canlungo 2017
The Collio region, a strip of hills against the Slovenian border, was only reunited with Italy after The First World War. This region is reputed to have one of Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines which dominate the region, while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than the wines 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.
Cold maceration on skins for 8-10 hours followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks for approximately 2 weks at 14-16C Ageing and maturation on its fine lees until the spring following the harvest.
Cordon spur and Guyot
Mineral tones with hints of nuttiness and apples on the nose. A full and elegant palate with a lingering finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Serve chilled as an apéritif or as a great match with pasta, fish dishes in a delicate sauce or grilled white meats.
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Friuli Venezia Giula / Collio DOC