2021 Giuseppe & Luigi Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
ABOUT THIS WINE
Giuseppe & Luigi is a negociant brand owned by Giuliana Imports and produced by Giuseppe and Luigi Anselmi. DOP Friuli. 100% Estate production from a blend of fruit from Collio and Latisana areas of Friuli. 20 to 40 year old vines. Soils are a mix of clay
and limestone (calcareous marl). Fermented in stainless steel.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
This is one of the great, quality wineries in Northeast Italy. Ettore Anselmi first planted vines in 1937 after he bought his first hectare outside the town of Pocenia in the heart of sunny Friuli. The gravel and sandy soils are a great home for the indigenous variety Pinot Grigio. Today, brothers Giuseppe and Luigi Anselmi continue the family estate. They both studied enology at schools in Trentino, and have traveled to the Veneto and Tuscany to visit other quality wineries and learn new techniques. The local success of their wines has grown the estate to 80 hectares of vineyards. Each wine is produced with moderate yields, temperature controlled fermentation and no oak. On every visit to the estate, Luigi and I discuss the quality improvements he has implemented and where he plans to take the estate over the next 10 years. I am amazed at the attention to detail and the drive to continually improve at this estate and it shows in the wines. To produce wines at this high level of quality combined with tremendous value is amazing. The Pinot Grigio, Friulano, and Prosecco production all come from estate vineyards that are farmed with great care; in the cellars no detail is over looked. The wines are clean, expressive, delicious, and full of life. We are very excited to see what the future holds for this estate.