Italy. Friuli. Ronco Cucco Pinot Grigio 2013 750ml
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What were you doing on April 5, 1499?
Originally this winery produced Monte Cucco wines because the vineyards are in the Monte Cucco hills. After some years, Italian Tuscany laws designated Monte Cucco a DOC of Tuscany, so the use of "Monte Cucco" as a wine name was no longer possible. And so the name became "RONCO CUCCO" meaning vineyards on the top of the hill Monte Cucco. The word Ronco in Italian/Friulan means the top of a hill.
This has been our world, our labor, since the winery was established on April 5, 1499.
Category: Pinot Grigio DOC Isonzo
Grapes: 100% pinot grigio
Vineyard name: Tal Ronch – Monte Fortino
Elevation: 80 metres
Training system: Guyot 2.40 X 1.00 m
Harvest: 26-31 August 2011
Production in bottles: 20,000
The grapes are hand-picked, then de-stemmed and gently pressed; the must is cold-settled, then ferments, and the wine remains on the lees, with frequent bâttonage.
A subtly copper-flecked white wine, with a bouquet redolent of acacia blossoms. The palate is full-volumed, with a velvety mouthfeel.
Partners well with prosciutto, fresh cheeses, red-sauced first courses, lighter meats, and most fish. Enjoy best at 12°C.
Technical data: Alcohol:
13.8% – Total acidity: 4.5g/l