Marco Felluga Mongris Pinot Grigio Collio DOC, 2022, Italy

The name Mongris comes from the contraction of ‘mono variety’ and the Friulano word for pinot grigio, Gris. Production area: Villages of Farra d’Isonzo (elevation: 80 m above sea level), San Floriano (elevation: 250 m / 820 feet above sea level) and Cormons (elevation: 80 m / 262 feet above sea level), all in the Collio DOC. The Collio’s hilly terrain, formed during the Eocene period, is composed of layers of sandstone and loam rock (limestone and clay) that were once the ocean floor. These soils are impermeable so rainwater flows off their surface, producing little erosion and preventing standing water. Grapes are hand-picked. After destemming, the must and pulp underwent a cold maceration on the skins, followed by a gentle pressing to separate the grapes from the skins. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine aged on the lees for several months before being bottled. Intense and immediate bouquet with pronounced hints of acacia flowers, broom and apple. In the mouth it is elegantly fruity and becomes full bodied, well-structured and has a remarkably long finish.