DAY 17

Formosa
2018 PINOT GRIGIO
DELLE VENEZIE DO - ITALY

The Wine

Reinterpret the old, improve it and redefine it. Those are the principles that were the foundation behind the decision to create the new Delle Venezie appellation. The new Delle Venezie DOC imposes strict guidelines on quality – maximum yields in the vineyard, strict controls on winemaking methodology to ensure only the best techniques are employed and tasting of the finished wines by an independent panel before they are allowed the use of the appellated name.  The goal is for the new appellation to guarantee the quality of the Pinot Grigio wines that are so important to the livelihood of the region. Formosa Pinot Grigio is a result of this quality revolution. It is effusively aromatic, with a bouquet that hints of citrus fruit and fresh cut flowers. A lively mouth feel, clean and fruit-driven palate and a refreshing finish speak to Formosa Pinot Grigio’s commitment to uphold the lofty standards of excellence for Delle Venezie wines.

 

The Place
This wine comes from the northern Italy where sunshine and soil come together.  Pinot Grigio captures the spirit of this ancient land, where merchant mariners constructed palaces on the water and achieved architectural wonders in a show of theretofore thought impossible engineering feats. So is Pinot Grigio planted on slopes that seem inhospitable for agriculture, or trained in a pergola fashion that stretches the mind to think how anybody could have conceived such a venture! Venezie is a land of fresh seafood on the grill, waves lapping at your toes, impossibly sunny days – this is, in turn, the essence of Formosa Pinot Grigio.

The People/Culture

Tradition. In northeast Italy, it is more than a word. It is a guiding principle that is omnipresent in the lives of the residents, as they live surrounded by the unbelievable accomplishments of their forefathers. From the palaces of Venice to the chalets of the Alps, those that call this region home are constantly reminded of their glorious heritage and patrimony. As such this spirit of innovation, of challenging the limits of possibility continues to this day, whether in the pursuit of faster cars, limitless gastronomy, or profoundly delicious wine. Formosa Pinot Grigio is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible in viticulture and winemaking, and the ceiling is lifted with every successive vintage.