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Ronco Del Gelso, Pinot Grigio, 'Sot Lis Rivis'
Producer:Ronco del Gelso, Friuli Venezie Giulia, Italy
The year of Ronco del Gelso's birth was 1988, for it was when we bottled our first wine and it marked the beginning of a gradual change that transformed us from livestock farmers to winegrowers.

From those 3,000 bottles whose label first bore the name Ronco del Gelso we have now reached an annual production of 150,000 bottles.

Our vineyards are situated on the small plain created by the tributaries of the Isonzo, which extends from the hills of the Collio region towards the Adriatic Sea.

The poor, stony, dry soils are ideal for viticulture. Indeed, poor soils are very important to limit the vigour of the vines and prevent excessive production. Our vineyard strategies have always respected the distinctive nature of the soil, whose low fertility makes them perfect for high-quality viticulture.

Wines are the product of the varieties from which they are derived, along with the soil, climate and vintage, and also the personality that the producer wishes to impart them.

Ronco del Gelso’s wines are "secular" in style, far removed from any ideological claims. They are mealtime wines, designed to accompany food and good company.

Here the climate and soil give rise to a sweet aromatic quality, full-flavoured rather than acidic body, and prominent fruit.

Ronco del Gelso uses non-invasive vineyard techniques that do not detract from the characteristic of the variety.
Vintage:2014
Production Area:Vineyards in Sot Lis Rivis, Isonzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.
Type:White Wine
Alcohol:13.5%
Grape Varieties:100% Pinot Grigio DOC
Vinification:
This wine comes from the Pinot Grigio vineyards planted in Sot Lis Rivis, after which it is named. It is an opulent wine that is aged in used oak barrels to give an aromatic structure that the grape variety itself does not possess. The harvest is postponed as long as possible to take advantage of a particular characteristic of Pinot Grigio grapes, which lose water and weight if left on the vine when ripe, concentrating the fruity notes. The most interesting vintages are those with hot, warm days around the harvest, which yield a balanced Pinot Grigio Sot Lis Rivis with low acidity and good body supported by richness of flavour. Do not expect a simple wine, as many do from this variety.Whole berry cold maceration for 12-18 hours, fermentation was controlled at 19 degrees celsius. Aging on lees in stainless steel until bottling. No malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes:
Color:Medium golden yellow
Aroma:Pear, lemon ice tea, minerals and a leesy nuance on the nose
Taste:Nicely concentrated and rich in extract, with tactile flavors of yellow apple and pear. Edges of lemon acidity and minerality with a nice persistent finish.
Cellaring Potential:2-5 yrs
Food Pairing Suggestions:It is ideal served chilled with grilled fish or baked white fish. It is also an excellent aperitif and summer wine par excellence.
  
 
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