IT-LTR-01-18

Pinot Gris Vall?e d'Aoste, Lo Triolet

Pinot Gris Vall?e d'Aoste, Lo Triolet
  • 100% Pinot Gris from 1.3 hectares
  • Sandy, morainic soil
  • 20-30 year old vines
  • 800 to 900 meters above sea level
  • Brief maceration on the skins and then stainless steel, temperature-controlled vinification
  • Total production is 800 cases
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Valle d'Aosta
Appellation:
Valle d'Aosta
Variety:
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92
Date:
2021-03-08

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-01-21
Review:
Deep straw-yellow. Captivating aromas and flavors of pear, white flowers, tangerine and white pepper. Rich, round and smooth, with a peppery, honey-nuanced but smooth finish. Outstanding. The Pinot Gris vines are planted in the communes of Introd and Villeneuve at 800–900 meters above sea level and range from 20 to 30 years old. The altitude helps ensure long hang times for this notably low-acid variety, and the sandy, morainic soil contributes to elegant wines, neither overly structured nor flabby.

Terroir Sense

Score:
93
Date:
1970-01-01
Review:
The 2017 Bric Balin has turned out nicely enough for what is a very difficult year. A pretty wine bearing the signature of Minuto’s easygoing, delicious wine style, this is clean and juicy and brimming with early appeal. Rose, violet, lavender and red cherry or vie for attention from your nose and taste buds and succeed admirably in getting across a message of balance and charm. I’d drink this wine up sooner rather than later (say over the next ten years). Well done. Drinking window: 2024-2036