For three generations, the Fantinel family has tended vineyards flanked by old oaks, chestnuts, and acacia trees, rooted in clay marl and and sandstone millennia-old, swept by maritime-influenced breezes at the northeastern-most corner of Italy and Slovenia, situated at the base of the Alps in Friuli Collio Orientale – the pinnacle of the the Venezia region.
All dry-farmed, the La Roncaia vineyards encircle a hilltop of ancient seabed that’s lifted up from the colliding of the African and European plates. As you can see in the header image, the soils are shaley, and crumble in your hand with the slightest touch ; these are the sandstone deposits that give the La Roncaia wines an excellent saline character with peak minerality injections – great for burying deep roots within.
A varietally correct Pinot Grigio with a strong sense of place that only Italy can offer. Barrel-fermented, beautifully perfumed and uplifted, almost jumping out of the glass with delineated green vetiver, exotic kiwi and kumquat and a backbone of peach and honeysuckle. The entry is vibrant with melt-in-your-mouth pear, citrus, and vanilla uplifted by gorgeous acidity. The finish is bolstered by striking length and mineral-laden complexity, rounding out a remarkableterroirshowcase. 13.5% alc.