Venica & Venica Collio Pinot Grigio Jesera 2020

This is an absolutely delicious wine that turns Pinot Grigio’s reputation totally upside down. It is sourced mainly from a two hectare single vineyard named "Jesera", supplemented with grapes from four other neighboring vineyards. "Jesera" translates to "little lake" in Slovenian, and the wine takes the name from a stream that runs at the bottom of the vineyard. While not full on “orange wine”, it does get its slightly copper/brick/salmon tinge from a long maceration on the skins (most whites are pressed off immediately, with some vintages as long as 24 hours. Around 10% of wine is aged in large barrels (20-27 hectoliter) with the rest in stainless steel. The result? A compelling dry wine with loads of character, medium bodied with lovely texture and tension from start to finish. Full;er, broader and WAY more interesting than ordinary PG!!

$21.98

Description

Country: Italy
Region: Collio Goriziano
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Terroir: calcareous marl and flysch sandstone
Winemaking: hand picked and de-stemmed; macerated for 4/8 hours at a temperature of 14 ° C directly in the presses; on the lees for 6 months both in large 20/27 HL wooden barrels (for 10%) and in steel containers (for 90%)

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