Pinot Grigio Rosato Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Neil and Maria Empson created Bollini to fill a gap in the market for quality wines from the Alpine foothills of Friuli and Trentino in 1979. Their goal was to showcase the excellence and consistency of international varieties grown in Italy’s cool northeastern regions, while keeping the prices affordable. Choice hillside locations, ideal day/night temperature swings, good ventilation and the complexity and minerality that come from the soil, all contribute to achieving concentrated, highly extracted fruit.

The grapes for this Pinot Grigio thrive in hillside vineyards set against the breathtaking mountains of the Dolomites. Crisp, fresh mountain air, soils full of minerals and diurnal temperature ranges contribute to fine winemaking.

Once in the winery, the grapes are de-stemmed and left to macerate for a few hours to extract the light rosé color from the skins; the grapes are then softly pressed and go through temperature-controlled fermentation. Once done, the wine ages on its fine lees for a few months, to enrich it with complex secondary aromas.

 


Wine exported to

UK, Singapore, USA, Canada

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Restaurant Wine4+ stars
Grape Varieties:

100% Pinot Grigio

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

16 °C (64.4 °F)

Maceration technique:

Cold maceration

Length of maceration:

A few hours

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Aging in bottle:

A few months

Closure:

Stelvin

Soil composition:

 Gravelly and alluvial

Vine training:

 Guyot and Pergola Trentina

Vine density:

3,000 vines per hectare

Total yearly production (in bottles):

1,200

Tasting notes:

Pale rosé in the color, fruity and floral on the nose, with hints of pear and acacia blossoms. Dry and delicate on the palate, well balanced, with a pleasant fresh note.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Food pairings:

Excellent as an aperitif, or served with grilled fish, white meat and light dishes.

Alcohol:

12.5%