Collavini Il Grigio Spumante Brut
Persistent mousse with steady streams of tiny bubbles. Pale, star-bright straw shot through with greenish highlights. Fresh, fragrant golden delicious apples, pears and warm crusty bread usher in a harmoniously rounded, faintly aromatic palate with a hint of citrus and very long length. A classic aperitif that can also partner fish or cold cuts and is outstanding with vegetable as well as oven-baked fish.
$25.00 / Bottle $300.00 / Case
Collavini's family enological history began in 1896. Eugenio, the founder, supplied the best udinese's families with his wines without ever imagining that a century later they would reach the world over. In 1970, a first innovative turn in the area of sparkling wines takes the winery to the peak of notoriety with Ribolla Gialla Brut, the result of careful research and an original method.
In 1980, the winery expanded the varieties of it its DOC production, and focused on its functional structures to enhance the standards of efficiency and quality. In 1996, the true quality turn took place with a comprehensive pogram that ranged from loyalty of the growers that provide the grapes, to the upgrading of the structures that take account of soft pressing and temperatre controlled vinification. Investments and technology, strict criteria's of characteristics and love for Friuli, place the winery within the peak of the territory's production with further space for growth and success.
Il Grigio Spumante is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grown in the hill country and flatlands of Friuli. Vinification is traditional. Fermentation off the skins follows very soft crushing of the grapes before refermentation at 14°C takes place in vertical pressure tanks in spring. The wine remains on the lees for five to six months. The extended yeast autolysis of this Martinotti method is Grigio Spumante's seal of quality.