One of my favourite affordable Pinot Grigios, Bollini was established in 1979 by dynamic US wine couple Neil and Maria Empson. These two saw the untapped potential of quality Italian wine back in the early 70s, pioneering its importation and riding a wave of growth into both the US and international markets.
The wine comes from Trentino DOC, a cool and highly mountainous area right up on the border with Austria that’s perfect for producing crisp, aromatic Pinot Grigio. The fruit was hand-picked and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to ensure the wine retained its freshness. The wine sees a short time on lees (dead yeast cells) which involves a little bâtonnage (stirring), adding a little extra complexity and depth.
“Straw yellow in colour, clear-cut and delicate on the nose, with scents of acacia flowers, minerals and pear. The fresh natural acidity supports the wine” Winemaker’s notes.