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Ponte del Diavolo Pinot Grigio Grave del Friuli 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This is an area in which we’ve struggled to find the wine we want so decided to bring in a Trentino winemaker to work alongside Alana McGettigan, who works with Matt Thomson in New Zealand and the South of France. This is the first vintage of Ponte del Diavolo and will be joined by a Refosco later in 2009/early 2010. The Ponte del Diavolo range takes its name from the spectacular medieval bridge in nearby Cividale. The story goes that the devil struck a bargain with the townspeople, promising to make them a bridge in return for the soul of the first living thing to cross it. The cunning citizens sent a dog or cat across, depending on the variation of the story, thereby saving themselves and gaining a wonderful bridge. This Pinot Grigio is bright, light lemon in colour, with a clean, fresh perfume of white fruit, fresh hazelnuts and a touch of citrus on the nose. On the palate it is dry and unoaked, with a lively, lemon/lime character with just a touch of the rich, nuttiness associated with good Pinot Grigio. Lovely fresh finish.

Region: Italy » Friuli

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Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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This is an area in which we’ve struggled to find the wine we want so decided to bring in a Trentino winemaker to work alongside Alana McGettigan, who works with Matt Thomson in New Zealand and the South of France. This is the first vintage of Ponte del Diavolo and will be joined by a Refosco later in 2009/early 2010. The Ponte del Diavolo range takes its name from the spectacular medieval bridge in nearby Cividale. The story goes that the devil struck a bargain with the townspeople, promising to make them a bridge in return for the soul of the first living thing to cross it. The cunning citizens sent a dog or cat across, depending on the variation of the story, thereby saving themselves and gaining a wonderful bridge. This Pinot Grigio is bright, light lemon in colour, with a clean, fresh perfume of white fruit, fresh hazelnuts and a touch of citrus on the nose. On the palate it is dry and unoaked, with a lively, lemon/lime character with just a touch of the rich, nuttiness associated with good Pinot Grigio. Lovely fresh finish.

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