Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio 2021
Region: Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Grigio
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
The bouquet is full of sweet pastry aromas, scents of Williams pear skin and notes of yellow fruit. It has extraordinary complexity and structure on the palate. Textured and rich, this wine has a long, persistent finish.
The two parcels of the Dessimis vineyard cover a total of nine hectares in the commune of Mariano del Friuli, at an altitude of 34 metres above sea level. Soils here are shallow and comprise of gravel and reddish-hued clay which contains ferrous and aluminium oxides, and also benefit from good drainage. The vines are 22 years old on average, planted at a density of 6000-7800 per hectare and are guyot trained and spur pruned.
Vie di Romans is based in the heart of Isonzo, where Gianfranco Gallo’s 60 hectares of vineyard produce about 250,000 bottles a year. The well-drained soil is stony, glacial and rich in minerals, soaking up whatever rain falls like a sponge. An easterly wind brings cool night temperatures to temper the hot summer days, with the large diurnal range slowing ripening and allowing the grapes to accumulate flavour. This, along with the low yields that Gallo achieves and his proclivity for picking grapes only once fully mature, results in single-vineyard wines of great intensity and richness