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Terre di Ger S.S. di Spinazze’ Gianluigi e C.
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White wine 2016 Friuli Grave DOC Pinot Grigio, Friuli/Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Registration number: #TdG-L.PG16

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 11 September, 2017

DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The zone includes 36 municipalities in the province of Pordenone and 58 municipalities in the province of Udine. The name derives (as in the case of Graves in Bordeaux) from the predominant gravel and boulder alluvial soil in the valleys of the Judrio, Livenza, Meduna, Natisone, Tagliamento and Torre rivers. The area stretches from the plain of the Livenza (border river to the west of the Veneto region) to the east of the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC area. The eastern part is cooler and...

The region (also short Friuli) with the capital Trieste is located in the extreme northeast of Italy. It borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east. The Friuli region is the largest part of the region and includes the provinces of Pordenone and Udine, parts of Gorizia (but not Trieste), the province of Belluno and 11 municipalities of the province of Venice in Veneto. The area has always been a borderland with alternating rule under Rome, Byzantium, Venice and the Hapsburg Empire. In 181 B.C. the Romans founded the colony of Aquilieia and brought their wine culture with them. However, they already found and...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Gris; see there.
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