Grape variety:

Pinot Grigio

Production area:

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Soil type:

Alluvial, dolomitic limestone

Expected harvest time:

Second half of August

Alcohol by volume:

Approx 12.5%

Residual sugar:

3.4 g/l

Available formats:

0.75 l Burgundy bottle

Recommended wine glass:

Standard medium-sized white wine glass

Serving temperature:

10° C


The fresh Pinot Grigio grapes undergo a short natural maceration on the skins for a few hours at a controlled temperature of approximately 12-14°C (cold maceration) using the Ganimede method to extract the aromatic terpenes from the skins and achieve the typical coppery colours until a delicate pink hue of the must is reached. The grapes are then pressed (with oxygen reduction to prevent oxidation and uncontrolled fermentation) and the must is drawn off before being transferred into wine vats for alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of about 12°C for around 10 days. Racking is carried out to separate the coarser lees, followed by a period of refinement on the noble lees, and cold decantation by cooling the vats so that the lees fall to the bottom of the wine vessel. After a resting period, bottling can take place.

Tasting notes:

Like most of the wines cultivated for centuries in Friuli, Pinot Grigio is of French (Burgundy) origin. The Friulian terroir is particularly suited to this grape variety, its thin, pruinose skin making it particularly delicate and suitable for lean soils and cool climates. One of the rare grey grape varieties, in this version it develops into a white wine by avoiding maceration of the skins in the freshly pressed must. The colour in the glass is a beautiful light and bright straw yellow, quite consistent. The unmistakable olfactory impression of lychee strikes first, followed by grapefruit, pineapple and pear. There are very delicate floral and herbaceous notes elderberry and hay. Dry, fresh, mineral sip. Forchir’s Pinot Grigio is an excellent aperitif on its own, but can easily be paired with a variety of appetisers. It goes well with young cheeses and gently cooked fish and white meats.

July 2023 Edition.