NEWS AND EVENTS

VINEXPO HONG KONG

29-31 May 2018
Hong Kong

VINITALY

15-18 April 2018
Verona

GREAT WINES OF ITALY by James Suckling

7 March 2018
Miami

MATTER OF TASTE by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

24-25 February 2018
Zurich

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.