Livon Linea Braide Grande Pinot Grigio (750ml)
Friuli Venezia Giulia
The history of Livon wines dates back 1964 when Dorino Livon bought his first vineyards on the hills of Collio, in Italy’s North eastern region of Friuli bordering Slovenia. He built a winery perfectly equipped with the most technologically advanced systems in order to produce high quality and fresh white and red wines. The Collio region is re-known for producing some of Italy’s most enduring white wines. Livon has a diverse portfolio of wines and has earned a reputation for crafting brilliant white wines in Collio, though their holdings have expanded to other areas in Italy. Livon produces both approachable everyday drinking white wines as well as limited production wines from designated Cru and Gran Cru sites.
Intense straw yellow color. It has a bouquet that recalls spices and flowers; on the palate it is dry, full bodied, almost rough with an aftertaste recalling nutmeg.
The Pinot Grigio grapes come from the Braide Grande vineyard located in Dolegna del Collio. The soil is marl and clay. The grapes are hand harvested in boxes and then cold soaked in a cold horizontal press for eight hours, the juice is clarified by selling. 30% of the fermentation takes place in Allier Barriques and 70% in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 10°C. When the fermentation is over, the product thus obtained is not poured off and therefore remains in the same containers to mature for about eight months at a constant temperature. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle.