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Vie di Romans
Dessimis Pinot Grigio Friuli Isonzo DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

The 124 acres of vineyards are located in a niche microclimate that benefits from soil rich in alluvial fans and minerals that have been carried there by glaciers over the millennia, as well as, the Bora winds from the east that result in large, daily temperature fluctuations. Dessimis means “tenth” in Friulano dialect and refers to a Hapsburg era tax.


Owner: Gallo Family
Website: www.viediromans.it
Winemaker: Gianfranco Gallo
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli
Orientation: South, East-West
Elevation: 111 ft
Vines Planted: 1995
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,428
Soil: Gravel-pebbly texture, some clay, reddish hue due to presence of iron and aluminum oxides

Vinification
Cold maceration at 46°F for 20 days followed by cold settling; fermentation ­using select yeasts for 20 days with no malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Matured on lees for 9 months in French oak barriques and bottle refined for 9 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Slightly pink color (ramato style).
Bouquet: The nose is fine, with delicate notes of crushed flowers, sweet red berries, peach and a hint of citrus fruit
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh with a full body and some tannins that add persistence and structure
Pairings: Ideal with sophisticated recipes like Risotto alla Milanese or heavier foods such as crepes and sufflés. Perfect also with seafood and grilled fish

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 35,400 bottles