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Livon, (375ml), 2017, Pinot Grigio Doc Collio

White, Old World, Pinot Grigio from Collio, Italy

It is straw yellow colored with slight ash grey reflections. It has a fragrant bouquet, recalling vanilla and lime flowers. On the palate it is strong with a long finish. Goes will with thick vegetable soups, white meat risotto, white meat and chicken.

Why we recommend this wine
Not your under-weight, watery, oh so simple Pinot Grigio but something far more substantive, and something we really like.

The wine
The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, steeped in a cold horizontal press for eight hours and the must is cleaned through settling. The fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18°C. When the fermentation is over it remains in the same containers to mature for about five months on the lees at a constant temperature. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle before the wine is distributed.

The wine estate
A family-owned, third generation winemaking business. The first vineyards were acquired on the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot, the property was expanded and then in the 1990’s expanded again with the purchase of properties in the Chianti Classico area, in Tuscany and in the Montefalco DOCG area, in Umbria. So, all in all , a pretty successful venture to date. Livonwebsite

Food and wine
As we note above this is a good wine for relatively bland foods to give them some character. Goes easy on the tomatoes and spices. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
Most wines get a lot of their flavor from extensive contact with the grape skins during fermentation but aficionados of Pinot Grigio agree that the secret for a good Pinot Grigio is minimum skin contact.

  • Cutlivar

    Other white

  • Dry / Sweet

    Dry

  • Oaked

    No oak

  • Alcohol ABV

    12.5%

£13.50

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