Incomparable to your average pub-pour Pinot Grigio! This is a barrel fermented and aged version from one of Friuli's best producers. Pears and a little jasmine, gorgeously perfumed with acacia and fresh straw, lightly toasted hazelnuts and victoria sponge cake. Richly layered, with apricot jam, almonds, with a gently creamy and rounded palate and superb length.
Practically equidistant between the Slovenian border and the Isonzo river sits Lis Neris, a 70-hectare estate just outside of San Lorenzo in Friuli. The Pecorari family has been at the helm since 1987 and run by Alvaro Pecorari since the early 1980s. He has spent the last few decades working tirelessly to increase the quality of their offering. That hard work has certainly paid off. Focused very much on the international varieties, Alvaro cares for plantings of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all planted on calcareous gravel (locally called `claps`) on a small plateau. The soil and location are integral to storing warmth during the day to ensure the grapes achieve full ripeness. Sustainable practices remain at the core and, while Alvaro says modern day technology cannot be disregarded, he applies traditional methods in the vineyard. Hand harvesting and pruning, no use of weed killers and a reduction of sprays all help to ensure the best quality of fruit.
FROM THE PRESS
““Whoever thinks that Pinot Grigio produces boring and simple wines only, should taste Lis Neris Gris. Through this wine Alvaro Pecorari shows what more this varietal has to offer.””Falstaff AT