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Klanjscek Pinot Grigio Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Klanjscek Pinot Grigio Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

2018 Klanjscek Pinot Grigio, Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

The 2018 Klanjscek Pinot Grigio is a compelling expression of the Collio region, celebrated for its unique orange wines. This vintage reflects the winery’s dedication to traditional methods and minimal intervention, creating a wine that is both complex and true to its terroir. Nestled in the hills of Oslavia, this wine benefits from the rich, clayey Ponka soils and the meticulous care of the Klanjscek family, who have been stewards of this land for generations.

Product Details:

  • Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Appellation: DOC Collio
  • Vineyards: Oslavia, Collio Goriziano
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Vine Age: 4 years
  • Soil Type: Ponka (clay)
  • Harvest: Hand-harvested in mid-September
  • Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with skins in open 22hl vats, no temperature control, no selected yeasts or enzymes
  • Aging: Decanted for one month in stainless steel, then aged for at least one year in 12hl oak barrels
  • Fining: None
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Sulphites: 37 mg/L
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
  • Certification: Organic/Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Bottle Weight: 560g
  • Suitable for: Vegans and vegetarians

Sensory Description:
The 2018 Klanjscek Pinot Grigio is medium-bodied with an enchanting orange hue. The nose reveals delicate aromas of rose petals, rhubarb, and blood orange, intertwined with subtle notes of tomato and dried basil. On the palate, it presents a harmonious balance of bright acidity and a textured, lingering finish, showcasing the complexity derived from extended skin contact and careful oak aging.

Winemaker's Background:
Società Agricola Klanjscek S.S., helmed by Klanjscek Dejan, continues the legacy of the family’s deep connection to their land in Oslavia. From humble beginnings in the 1970s with a seasonal tavern run by their grandmother Hedvika, the Klanjscek family has evolved into a respected name in the winemaking community. Their commitment to organic and biodynamic practices, even before certification, underscores their respect for nature and dedication to producing authentic, terroir-driven wines. The farm's logo, inspired by the triangular arrangement of their family houses and the nearby Military Memorial, symbolizes their deep-rooted identity and harmonious connection to the land.

Serving Suggestions:
Best enjoyed slightly chilled (around 55-60°F), this Pinot Grigio pairs wonderfully with an arugula salad dressed with balsamic and candied walnuts, enhancing the wine’s bright acidity and complex flavors. It also complements dishes like grilled fish, light pastas, and charcuterie, making it a versatile choice for various dining occasions.


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