Talis Pinot Grigio Fruili, Friuli-Venezia Italy 2018

Talis Pinot Grigio Fruili, Friuli-Venezia Italy 2018


Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for Pinot Gris, a white mutation of the Pinot family. It shares its genetic fingerprint with Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and several other varieties. The term Pinot Grigio has become strongly associated with light bodied wines produced in great quantities, particularly in northern Italy.

The wines are most commonly described as dry white wines with relatively high acidity. These characteristics are complemented by aromas of lemon, lime, green apple and blossoms.

Pinot Grigio grapes can gain a pink-red color approaching that of Pinot Noir

This "everyday" Grigio Italian style is achieved firstly by harvesting the grapes relatively early. This is done in an attempt to retain as much fresh acidity as possible. Otherwise the variety is naturally quite low in acidity. In a hot summer, the picking date is particularly important.