NEWS AND EVENTS

VINEXPO

18-21 June 2017
Bordeaux

VINITALY

9-12 April 2017
Verona

LE GRAND TASTING

25-26 November 2016
Carrousel du Louvre - Paris

MERANO WINE FESTIVAL 

4-8 November 2016
Merano

WINE SYMPOSIUM VILLA D'ESTE

3-6 November 2016
Villa d'Este - Cernobbio

VINEXPO HONG KONG

24-26 May 2016
Hong Kong


SAUVIGNON 2016 - INTERNATIONAL SAUVIGNON BLANC CELEBRATION

1-3 February 2016
Marlborough - New Zealand

I4C – INTERNATIONAL COOL CLIMATE CHARDONNAY CELEBRATION

17-19 July 2015
Niagra Falls Canada

ŒNS - ÉCOLE NORMALE SUPERÉRIEURE

29 April 2015
Paris

IN-DEPTH ARTICLES

Collezione Millesimi

After a few years of careful consideration and planning, we finally have the pleasure of introducing you to our new initiative, Collezione Millesimi (Vintage-dated Collection).

WHAT IS THE TRUE COLOUR OF PINOT GRIGIO?

Straw yellow, coppery, paper white, rosé, onion skin: these are the hues that we can expect when we encounter a Pinot Grigio, so that the question often legitimately arises of what exactly is the correct colour expression of this wine.

Vintage 2004

The growing season can be characterised by noting that its weather was definitely of the continental type.
Budbreak began during a period marked by absence of late frost.
Nevertheless, low temperatures and some rainstorms in early May retarded shoot growth and slowed down somewhat successive growth phases.
Later, in late May, hotter weather favoured optimal flowering, with abundant fruit set. The result was the formation and development of more compact, and larger, clusters.
The summer season presented management challenges, with fairly frequent rains and mild temperatures, bringing about increased vegetative vigour and higher risk of fungal infection. In late June it was still difficult to form an optimistic view of the growing year, but the unpredictability of the weather does often favour us, and from mid-August on conditions turned encouraging. High pressure then held for almost a month, with bright sunlight and significant diurnal temperature fluctuations. Conditions during this period ensured a perfect final growth phase to the vine and optimal ripening to the grapes. A higher cluster weight gave us a slightly larger production that we had anticipated.