2021 | Collio DOC Pinot Grigio

Category: white, dry
Grapes:  Pinot Grigio
Location: San Floriano del Collio
Viticultural area: Collio Goriziano

Soil profile: stratified Eocene marl and sandstone
Traning method:  double-arched cane and guyot
Average vine density: 3.000/6.000 vines /ha
Average planting age: 22 years
Harvest period: first half of September


Pre-fermentation cold maceration:
8°-10° C 
Pre-fermentation cold settling

Fermentation: 18°-22° C
Malolactic fermentation:
not made
8 months on the lees
gravity settling
28th June 2022
18 months

Alcohol: 13,86 %
Total acidity:  6,00 g/l
pH: 3,27
Estimated peak of maturation:  5 years
Estimated cellar life: 15 years

January and February recorded normal temperatures and optimal rainfall, while March was drier with unstable temperatures. Lymph rise began in the middle of the month. Late frosts hit fruit trees on 7th and 8th April, but fortunately did not lead to significant damage to the vines.

Budding began towards the second half of April, starting with chardonnay, sauvignon and tocai friulano. The month of May, together with May 2019,  was one of the coldest in the last 30 years, with the lowest temperatures since 1991. Flowering began in the first week of June as temperatures rose and despite low rainfall, ended quickly thanks to the good water resources of the soils. Veraison began at the end of July – beginning of August, late compared to the previous year. August presented average temperatures. The first two weeks of September were dry, and we picked a large part of the white grapes in ideal weather conditions. The last three months of the year continued dry.

Grape quality was very good, in particular for medium and medium-late ripening grapes. Acidity levels and pH remained good, thanks to the temperature excursions that characterized the lead in to the harvest.



The months of January and February witnessed sparse rainfall and above-average temperatures, while the arrival of spring brought in cold and rain. Lymph rise began in mid-March and due to drought was slightly delayed and irregular. Bud break, on the other hand, commenced in early April, ahead of the norm. May brought chilly weather with abundant rain, while June saw temperatures soaring past 30 degrees, leading to exceptionally swift flowering. Veraison began  towards the end of July, which together with August, was  marked by scorching hot days and low rainfall. Picking began in the first week of September, in fine weather which persisted well into late autumn.

Production was lower than in 2018, but quality was high, with small grape clusters making the extraction of aromatic substances particularly interesting.Wines from the 2019 vintage have remarkable elegance, with a rich complexity of aromas and an interplay of acidity and salinity which adds depth and character on the palate