Sorgente 2020 'Tuo' Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Terroir: Purely composed of limestone, the Dolomites supply the parent material of calcareous alluvium and clay
Vinification: Prior to vinification, the grapes are destemmed and undergo pre-fermentation maceration that may last between twelve and twenty-four hours (depending on the vintage) to gently extract aroma and color from Pinot Grigio’s naturally greyish pink and aromatic skins, which imparts a slight amber hue to the finished wine. The grapes are softly pressed and the juice fermented at controlled temperatures to insure a balance of fruit and savory characteristics. The maturation of the wine is made in steel tanks on the fine lees for at least six months with occasional bâtonnage—lees stirring. Bottled in the early spring following the harvest, Tuo is completely dry and the addition of sulphites never exceeds 70mg/L (70ppm), which is half of the European Union’s legal limit allowed for organically certified white wines.