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Lis Neris Pinot Grigio $24

Friuli has longed tried to be the true quality leader for Pinot Grigio in Italy, but circumstances have conspired against them. The grape is not as common here as in Trentino and the vineyards are decidedly more difficult to work, both aspects making the wines more expensive to produce. The only way to emerge from behind the shadows of their neighbors was for the region’s producers to stress quality. That they have done.

Lis Neris has settled on a strategy that seems to marry the richness and heft of Alsatian Pinot Gris with some of the classic mineral and citrus notes that we have come to expect from Pinot Grigio. It is an unusual style but one that further illustrates the range of the grape and the ability of Friuli to produce something unique and distinctive.

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  • Snooth User: SM
    1097030 218

    Hi GDP

    As always your articles are informative and interesting, as it is always good to showcase different interpretations of varietals and how terroir, wine making style and local conditions influence the finished product.

    However I noticed a lack of any reference or mention of Central European Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio as now in Austria, Germany and Hungary there are wineries and vineyards producing outstanding Pinot Gris wines. Yes they are different than Alsace and Alto Adige, but they are well made, fruit driven and offer quality for a reasonable price.



    Aug 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

  • Snooth User: Mark Buckley
    Hand of Snooth
    1116026 66

    Surprised King Estate isn't mentioned.

    Aug 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM

  • Yeah, King Estate makes excellent Pinot Gris!

    Aug 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

  • excellent

    Aug 20, 2013 at 4:38 AM

  • Snooth User: EmmaJansen
    1339600 34


    Sep 07, 2013 at 1:02 AM

  • it's nice

    Sep 08, 2013 at 4:19 PM

  • Snooth User: cglaw2013
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    Sep 11, 2013 at 4:17 AM

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