Vie di Romans
Piere Sauvignon Blanc Friuli Isonzo DOC

  • OwnerGallo family
  • WinemakerGianfranco Gallo
  • TypeWhite
  • Varietals100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vineyard LocationFriuli Isonzo DOC - Rive Alte
  • Elevation108 ft
  • Vines Planted16 years
  • TrellisingSimple guyot
  • Vines/Acre6000/ha (2428/acre)
  • SoilModerate gravel-pebble texture, silica-rich clay mixed with conglomerate, well-draining
Piere Sauvignon Blanc Friuli Isonzo DOC
  • Vinification Stainless steel tanks/18 days (16-19 °C). Cold, pre-fermentation (8 °C)/20 hours
  • Aging Process Stainless steel tanks, 6 months sur lie
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorBright straw yellow color
  • BouquetThe nose is elegant and complex with mineral notes andripe aromas of citrus and exotic fruits, together with fresh hints of sage and lemonverbena.
  • FlavorThe sip is full, fresh and persistent with a pleasant finish of mint, lime andminerals.
  • PairingsIdeal with smoked or steamed fish starters, fish soup, grilled fish and risotto withseafood. Excellent also with asparagus based dishes.
  • Alcohol Content13,5%
  • Residual Sugar0.80 g/L
  • Production59,700 bottles

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  • Press & Reviews
  • Vintage: 2016 Score: 94
    James Suckling
    August - 2018
    “Wonderful sliced-grapefruit and mango aromas with some peach, too. Full-bodied, layered and dense, yet always fresh and energetic. A glorious wine. Drink now.”
  • Vintage: 2016 Score: 90
    Wine Spectator
    November - 2018
    “Expressive chive blossom, lemon curd, white peach and pink grapefruit granita notes are set in this light- to medium-bodied white, backed by sleek acidity. Clean-cut and zesty, with a mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2021.”
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 91
    Wine & Spirits Magazine
    October - 2018
    “Piere, vinified entirely in stainless steel, shows more pronounced herbal notes than its barrel-aged sibling, Vieris (also recommended here). Notes of white asparagus and dandelion greens punctuate the wine’s flavors of kiwi and lime. The wine’s herbal tones are a little intense, but appealing flavors of honeyed white grapefruit emerge over time, propelled by mouthwatering acidity that will keep the flavors fresh as they come together over the next year”. -Stephanie Johnson
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 90
    Vinous Media
    June - 2018
    “Bright pale straw. Very pungent herbal and green fruit aromas. A very strong herbal note complicates the grapefruit and white peach flavors in the mouth. Finishes long but a little raw. A little aggressive today, I’d cellar this for a year or two to let it round out.”
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 93
    James Suckling
    October - 2017
    “Plenty of sliced apple, grass and fennel seed character. Medium body, tangy acidity and a smoky, slate aftertaste. Always excellent. Drink now.”
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 88
    Wine Spectator
    October - 2017
    "A light, lithe white, with a racy streak of minerality and vibrant acidity framing subtle notes of melon rind, star fruit and grated ginger. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,775 cases made." Alison Napjus
  • Vintage: 2015
    October - 2017
    Tre Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 91
    Wine Enthusiast
    July - 2017
    “Classic varietal aromas of tomato leaf, exotic fruit and citrus practically jump out of the glass. The bright palate doles out juicy peach, nectarine, grapefruit, celery and sage while a mineral vein lends energy.”