Azienda Agricola Marco Cecchini Winery, D'Orsaria Pinot Grigio IGT, 2020

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Winery Azienda Agricola Marco Cecchini
Varieties Pinot Grigio
Farming Practices conventional
Soils Clay and limestone
Trellis system Guyot
Year Vines Were Planted 2000-2010
Fermentation reductive style in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks with regular stirring
Maturation on fine lees
Sulfur yes
Filter yes
Fining yes
Alcohol 12.5%
Size 750ML
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

Elegant, subtle straw-yellow appearance with the characteristic aromas of acacia blossom and toasted almonds. Fresh-tasting and supple. The Cecchini family has been living and breathing wine for almost a hundred years. Located in Colli Orientali del Friuli, Orsaria is a country village surrounded by alluvial hills. The name Orsaria is believed to derive from the bears ('orso' in Italian) that once lived in the local woodlands. Today the wooded slopes have been cleared to make extensive areas available for viticulture. In 2005, Marco Cecchini established a negociant business, buying grapes from carefully selected small-scale local growers and vinifying them in his modern winery. Here, his family releases D'Orsaria wines from the winery at Orsaria, near Premariacco.

Though protected from harsh north winds by the Julian Alps in Slovenia, Colli Orientali is still a cool region with a continental climate. Working with native varietals, d'Orsaria also employs international grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Franc.

Pairs well with: Grilled fish, white meats, medium-aged cheeses, Garden Of Esther's Fresh Pasta, and tomato sauces.