GRAPES: 100% SIVI PINOT (PINOT GRIS)
SKIN CONTACT: 7 DAYS
REGION: FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA, ITALY
Vinification method: Situated in the hills bordering Italy and Slovenia, winemaker Franco Terpin produces some of the most outstanding and coveted orange wines in Italy. Franco’s vineyards are located in the rugged hills surrounding the small town of San Floriano del Collio, in the Friuli winemaking region, and cover approximately 12 hectares with vines at altitudes ranging from 120 to 320 meters above sea level. He’s said he wants his wine to evoke dreams - complex, mysterious, and thought-provoking.
The Sivi Pinot grapes are hand-harvested from a single vineyard in the Monte Calvario at 150m above sea level, planted on a soil locally called “Ponka”, clay-filled marl which was originally part of the Eocene sea bed. Spontaneous fermentation with about a week of skin contact before aging for 8 months in stainless steel. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, no added S02.
Tasting notes: medium-bodied, wild raspberry, ripe peach, dried herbs
Pairings: aged cheddar
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!