Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio is a white wine gem from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. Owner/enologist is Massimo di Lenardo, with over 40 hectares of vineyards. His family has cultivated vines in Ontagnano since the early 1800's. This Pinot Grigio comes from one of the winery's four vineyards, Vigne dai Vieris. The grapes are picked by hand.
Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio is straw yellow in color with a nose of pears, bananas, apples, apricots and acacia. It is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, good structure and rich flavors of apples, pears, quince and almonds. Unoaked. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation on the lees for added richness and complexity. The wine is well balanced to enjoy now and over the next 3-5 years. It is clean and refreshing on the palate, and leaves a long, pleasing finish.