2020 Bastianich Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio Vini Orsone
The Bastianich Family has become known in the USA for their many important Italian Restaurants, several at Michelin star level. Joe Bastianich also became famous with the TV show Master Chef. He is a valued jury member in both Master Chef USA and Italy. Founded in 1997, the Bastianich company consists of 40 hectares of vineyards. The original vineyard in Buttrio/Premariacco is located on the southern hills in the DOC. It is influenced by the warmth of the sea and is famous for the production of great wines. The second property, in Cividale del Friuli, is influenced by the bora, or northerly wind. The wines are by the cooler nights, much more aromatic. Both areas share similar soil, ponca, the crumbly sandstone gives the wines their signature mineral backbone.
Founded in 1997, the Bastianich winery strives to understand the history and culture of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and take it to a new level. We create unique wines that show remarkable strength and balance.
The Pinot Grigio is still regarded as the standard-bearer of Italian white wines abroad, especially for its immediate pleasure and ease of drinking, as well as its versatility in terms of oenological results. This Bastianich Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio Vini Orsone shows how beautifully this versatile grape thrives in Friuli coming from a chalky terrain. Aromatic, pronounced but all in balance, it moves in style between the most pronounced and aromatic expressions mainly from the north (think Alto Adige or Alsace) and wines with a lower character impact from the lowlands.
This is therefore the secret of the success of this highly sought-after Pinot Grigio from Bastianich: being able to combine an excellent personality with balance and harmony
In the glass, the Pinot Grigio is a beautiful inviting straw yellow color with notes of tropical fruit and pear in the nose, which immediately characterizes it as an Italian Pinot Grigio. In the next layer we smell white flowers and hazelnut. In the mouth, the soft and elegant sensations are fully expressed. Fruity but supported by excellent acidity and freshness and length. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to fish, pasta and legumes. Also excellent with soups.
The Bastianich Family has become known in the USA for their many important Italian Restaurants, several at Michelin star level. Joe Bastianich also became famous with the TV show Master Chef. He is a valued jury member in both Master Chef USA and Italy. Founded in 1997, the Bastianich company consists of 40 hectares of vineyards. All vineyards are located on the Colli Orientali del Friuli, in two different areas that fall within the DOC area.
In the most northeastern tip of Italy lies the mountainous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, bordering Austria and the former Yugoslavia. Wine has traditionally played a significant role there, due to its important location and contacts with overseas trading partners. Over the centuries, the region has built up a very good reputation among wine connoisseurs. Today, the region has 2 major DOCs, that of the Collio Goriziano, or simply Collio, an area that covers a large part of the region, and that of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, north of the city of Udine. Both DOCs include red, white and rosé wines, but it is mainly the white wines that make the region very famous and the most beautiful white wines undoubtedly come from Friuli.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate), de Gamberro Rosso and James Suckling are also very enthusiastic about Bastianich's wines and rate them all with 90+ points
"Wow, the Vini Orsone line of wines from Bastianich offers outstanding value" - Parker
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|