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.

2014 MAURUS

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol: 14.00 %
Total acidity: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.45
Estimated peak of maturation: 8 years
Estimated cellar life: 20 years

VINEYARD

Category: red, dry
Grape variety: merlot 100 %
Source vineyard: Vignai, Ciampagne and Vie di Romans
Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte
Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)
Average planting age: 17 years
Vine density: 6,000 vines/ha (2,428 vines/ac)
Yield per hectar and per vine: 5,845 kg/ha (5,215 lbs/ac) and 0.97 kg/plant
Layout: 2.40 x 0.70 m - 1.9 x 0.80 m
Area: 1.95 ha (4.82 ac) in production
Elevation: 31 - 32 m (101 - 105 ft)
Exposure: North - South and East - West
Training method: Spur pruning
Soils profile: Medium deep, with generous gravel-pebbly texture, ranges from sand-silt to clay-silt, reddish hue due to presence of ferrous and aluminum oxides, well drained little water-retention capacity
Harvest period: 9th October

VINIFICATION

De-stemming and crushing
Skin contact: 19 days, planging and delestage applyed
Fermentation vessel: stainless still fermentation vats
Fermentation: 22 ÷ 28 °C (71 - 82 °F)
Yeast: selected strains
Length of fermentation: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: complete
Maturation: 20 months in barrells, followed by 3 months in steel until completion of natural clarification
Bottling: 14th January 2016
Bottle-ageing: 6 months