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Starting in the mid-1980s, Count Brandino Brandolini began to pursue his ambitious goal of producing world-class Merlot at his family’s picture-perfect 500-acre estate in the Friuli district of northeast Italy. After several years of study at the University of Bordeaux, and much time spent at the family’s Bordeaux estate, the highly regarded Château Greysac, Brandolini became convinced that Friuli possessed the ideal terroir for production of superb quality wine. Significant investments were made in the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and cellars which provided the opportunity for the production of these exceptional wines.

Conte Brandolini owns the 325-acre Cordignano estate in the Province of Treviso, where Pinot Grigio, originally cultivated throughout northeastern Italy, is grown. The soil in Friuli creates a distinctive Pinot Grigio style which is richer and more complex. The historical estate has been owned by the Brandolini family since 1780 and their line of estate-bottled wines represents the history and versatility of winemaking in Friuli.

Production Area
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

High-density, low-yield vineyard plots in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The soil is well-drained and rich in clay and limestone. From the Cordignano estate.

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Grigio

Vinification
After harvesting, the grapes are separated from the stems. The juice and pulp undergo a short maceration at a controlled temperature, followed by a light pressing. Fermentation follows in steel tanks. The wine is refined for approximately six months before being bottled.

Color
Pale gold with copper tones.

Bouquet
Fruity, with pronounced scents of acacia flowers and apple.

Taste
Elegant and fruity in the mouth; full-bodied and well-structured; a very persistent finish.

Alcohol
12.5%

 

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