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Giol (375ml), 2019, Pinot Grigio

White, Old World, Pinot Grigio from San Polo di Piave, Italy

Crisp and fruity; goes well with hors d’oeuvres and subtly flavoured dishes.

Why we recommend this wine
We have found many Pinot Grigios to be flat and flowery, not much of anything really. This is more to our taste, crisp and fruity.

The wine
This vintage of the wine has won several awards in Organic wine shows. It gets its complexity by being kept on the lees for a while before bottling. Grapes are harvested in the coolest hours of the day in order to protect their natural aromas. Soils are alluvial and largely gravelly, with medium texture and good fertility. In summer the climate offers average daytime temperatures of 28-30 degrees while the presence of the hills helps to bring about a thermal temperature variation of up to 18 degrees in the evenings. Wines with natural acidity and freshness are the result. Giol do not use herbicides, but they enrich soil with organic matter, nitrogen and trace elements. They also use vegetable and mineral fertilizers, in order to avoid groundwater and soil pollution. Manual harvest is carried out at optimum technological ripeness, crushing-destemming, gentle pressing, cold settling and the addition of cultured yeasts allied to controlled fermentation is followed by racking and a light clarification to stabilize the proteins and subsequent careful filtration. Only finings from non-animal derivatives are used, ensuring that all Giol wines are vegan and vegetarian friendly as well as being organic.

The wine estate
With a history spanning all the way back to 1427 this venerable old estate in San Polo di Piave is the oldest documented winery in Italy. As a certified organic, ethical and environmentally friendly winery producing award winning sparkling and still wines exclusively from grapes grown on their historic La Bicana, Il Bassonet, Le Gerette and Spiridiona estates, Giol seeks to combine the highest quality with the greatest respect for the environment. All 25 hectares of vineyards have been farmed using organic methods since 1986.
Giol website

Food and wine
Excellent with vegetable hors d’oeuvres, soups and starters, grilled fish with sauces, Parma ham and melon, and soufflés. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
Yeasts (added to or naturally inherent in) the wine must is what causes fermentation. The alcohol produced by fermentation eventually kills off the yeasts and they, along with other things, are what are called the lees. Extended contact with the lees and stirring the wine (called batonage) provide complexity. The lees are subsequently removed by fining before bottling.

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