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2016 Ronco Dei Tassi Pinot Grigio

2016 Ronco Dei Tassi Pinot Grigio

92 Points John Caro
2016 Ronco Dei Tassi Pinot Grigio
92 Points John Caro

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Beautifully aromatic and textured, this dry Pinot Grigio from Friuli in Northern Italy is the real deal. Ronco Dei Tassi grow these 30 year old vines on south-east facing slopes to capture warmth in this cooler northern climate, letting the grapes develop slowly to full ripeness and roundness without sacrificing freshness and delicate florals. Boutique Friuli wines are rare – and delicious!

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Grigio

Its Origins

Fabio and Daniela Coser established Ronco Dei Tassi in 1989 in Cormons, a township in North-Eastern Italy’s Collio Goriziano. In the terraces above the town they enjoy a semi-continental climate perfect for the Collio’s cool-climate aromatic whites, with some diurnal variation thanks to moderate inland elevation and the nearby hills protection from the northern cold. These surrounding hills on the border with Slovenia, known as the Plessiva, also provide a sanctuary for wildlife, including badgers (Tassi), of which whole families would appear in the vineyard when the grapes were ripe - thus giving the winery its name ‘terrace of the badgers’. Helped by their two sons Matteo and Enrico, Ronco Dei Tassi remains a family affair with the rigorous attention in vineyard and winery necessary to produce white wines with aromatic purity in a relatively damp climate. As leaders in their local tradition, the estate presents mainly varietally labelled offerings including familiar names Pinot Grigio, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and also Sauvignon Blanc, while even their Collio DOC wines tend to be superb examples of single local varietals.

What The Critics Say

Wine enthusiast (2015 vintage)

"Ripe orchard fruit and pressed yellow flower aromas lead the nose while the medium-bodied palate offers yellow apple and pear flavors. A hint of orange zest lends a tangy finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Friuli

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taste

2

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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