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Specogna Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $26   From: $21   To: $29

Price History for Specogna Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for Pinot Gris. Although the two names refer to a single grape variety, the wine styles they represent are clearly distinct from one another. The difference between Pinot Grigio wines and Pinot Gris wines is so clear and well-established that the two are often treated as if they were two distinct varieties.

The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed "Greej") and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are "light", "crisp" and "dry". These characteristics are complemented by aroma notes citing lemon, green apple and blossoms.

The Grigio style is achieved by ...more


Region
  • Colli Orientali del Friuli ('eastern hills of Friuli') is one of the most significant DOC titles used in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the far north-eastern corner of Italy.

    The Colli Orientali hills are home to some of Friuli's most prestigious vineyards. The terroir is similar to that of the hills around Gorizia (see Collio Goriziano) and the two areas use many of the same grape varieties. The white grape that steals the show here is not a native of Friuli, nor of any Italian region. It is the internationally popular Sauvignon Blanc, originally from western France (Bordeaux and the Loire Val ...more

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a wine region in the far north-eastern corner of Italy, its landscape characterized by coastal flatlands, mountains and plateaux. The region is bound by the borders with Austria and Slovenia (to the north and east res...more


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