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
100% Pinot Grigio
Type of yeast:
16 °C (64.4 °F)
Length of maceration:
A few hours
Aging in bottle:
A few months
Gravelly and alluvial
Guyot and Pergola Trentina
3,000 vines per hectare
Total yearly production (in bottles):
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.
Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).
Excellent as an aperitif, or served with grilled fish, white meat and light dishes.