I Lauri Tavo – Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie I.G.T.

Pale straw with light green hues. Intense bouquet of white fruits including ripe golden apples and pearsscheda. On the palate, refreshing ripe apple and peach notes end with a gentle acidity. A round, lightly floral wine with a fullness and spice that brings lots of appeal.

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Description

Pale straw with light green hues. Intense bouquet of white fruits including ripe golden apples and pearsscheda. On the palate, refreshing ripe apple and peach notes end with a gentle acidity. A round, lightly floral wine with a fullness and spice that brings lots of appeal.

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Specifications

SOIL
Stony, structured, and drained limestone.
VINIFICATION
Following a careful selection of the grapes in late August, the grape stalks are removed and a short cold maceration of the crushed grapes in stainless steel is applied. Subsequently, a soft pressing takes place followed by alcoholic fermentation with select yeast for 10 days to preserve the natural 100% Pinot Grigio fruit and inimitable freshness of the wine.
GRAPE VARIETALS
100% Pinot Grigio
PAIRINGS
Superb with seafood platters or simply as a great aperitif wine to sip on a warm summer’s night.

The Producer

We named our estate, Ilauri, for the inhabitants of our village. Coming from a hilltop covered in bay trees, Loreto Aprutino, was originally called Lauretum, coming from the Latin term for laurel grove or bay tree.

We are proud of our sustainable artisanal approach to native and acquired varietals. 

Our definition of an artisanal identity is that of a philosophy in producing wine and its intrinsic quality. It is not a question of how many bottles one produces or which varietal one plants but the authenticity and pleasure it displays in one’s glass.

Such a definition and the search for our identity has prompted us to avidly seek different goldilocks zones in the Tavo Valley and to plant non-indigenous noble varietals alongside our focus on native ones. Terroir can be fully comprehended only after understanding one’s estate-vineyards’ ripening process and their interaction with an evolving local climate.

True resistance to homogenous production can only be truly pursued with open-mindedness, creativity, and active listening.

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Awards

WS 85 – 2012
Decanter 86 -2017
Berliner Wine Trophy: Silver (2013)
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Silver (2016)
IWSC: Silver (2013)
IWSC: Bronze (2014, 2016)
International Wine Challenge: Commended (2012, 2013, 2016)
International Wine Challenge: Bronze (2015)
Decanter WWA: Commended (2012, 2014, 2016 vintage)
Mundus Vini: Silver (2012)