100% Pinot Grigio
Franco Bernabei with Neil Empson
Harvest last wk of Aug/first wk of Sept. Soft pressing & white vinification, ferments & sojourns in stainless steel. Bottled no earlier than 9-10 months from harvest.
Grapes are rather dark, but white vinification (no maceration on the skins) is conducive to a lovely, deep straw yellow hue; fragrant bouquet acquires remarkable complexity & personality 1 yr from harvest: rich notes of apple, pear & exotic fruit (notably