Pinot Grigio Des Rosis
It all began in 1965 when Mario Schiopetto took over care of the vineyards surrounding the Archbishop’s Palace at Capriva. He completely reinvigorated the abandoned Friulano vines and eventually managed to purchase the property in 1989. Mario, fully aware that the real wealth and strength of his business lay in the soil and the health of his vines, transformed the unkempt terrain into carefully tended vineyards. He worked hard to create a unique plot that took full advantage of the “Ponca” terroir: the typical clay and limestone Friuli terrain. Over time, his children joined him in the business—Maria Angela, Carlo, and Giorgio—continuing his project in the vines and cellar with sensitivity and respect, love of tradition, and real passion. In April 2014, the Rotolo family took ownership of the property, with every intention of continuing carrying forward Schiopetto with Mario’s philosophy and dedication.
Color: Straw yellow with a golden background Aroma: Nice and exciting notes of exotic fruits with rose and other flower petals aromas Palate: Rich and mouth washing flavor with medium body structure of fruits and mineral
This wine, produced from the grapes that grow in the vineyards which are less than 20 years old, is meant to be the young and fragrant expression of the potential of which this noble grape conjugated with its adaptation to the territory of Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli. Picked by hand, the grapes are pressed delicately but rapidly in order to preserve the classical straw yellow color avoiding the leakage of color from the dark skin. Manually harvested the last week of August and the first week of September.
Fermentation for 10-12 days in steel tanks at 15° C.
Aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 months, aged in bottle for a minimum of 2 months.