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2018 Che Fico Pinot Grigio Riserva
Veneto, ItalyNot available in the state you are shipping to.
Layered and bright notes of peach, mango, almond and limestone with a textured, round mouthfeel and a persistent finish.
Best enjoyed while dining al fresco. Pair with seafood risotto and a simple green salad. Vegan? Swap the shrimp for in-season vegetables.
Residual Sugar: 1.81 g/L
Che Fico. You say it “Kay-Fee-Koh,” and it’s Italian for “How Cool!” Practice it a few times. Then sit back, close your eyes and picture an Italian winery on a hillside, a table in a garden and a seasoned, smiling father seated at that table with his two sons, resolute in their joy to follow in their father’s footsteps.
This is the Marion family who owns and runs the winery that produced this beautiful Pinot Grigio. The father, Bruno, has never left the vineyard. Even at 75-years-old, he is up at sunrise tending to the vines until dark. His sons, Paolo and Massimo, manage the winery and winemaking and have been working alongside their father for over 40 years learning the trade. Twenty years ago, Bruno and Paolo said, “enough is enough” and converted to organic farming. They have cultivated a deep belief that genuine wine starts at the root of the vine.
The vines were planted 15 years ago and the earth under the vines is gravel and rich soil. The family tries to harvest the grapes very quickly; so quickly that the grapes are in the cellar fermenting within 10 minutes of being picked!
The juice for this Pinot Grigio fermented for 2 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel. The wine then aged for 7 months in stainless steel before bottling, unfined and lightly filtered.
Did You Know? For the Marion family, organic farming is not just about naturally killing bugs in the vineyards. It means promoting an ecosystem encouraging “good bugs,” which allows the environment to naturally correct itself if a problem arises.