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Gris Pinot Grigio (Selezione), Lis Neris 2018

Lis Neris

Lis Neris

  • Italy
Practically equidistant between the Slovenian border and the Isonzo river sits Lis Neris, a 70-hectare estate just outside of San Lorenzo in Friuli. The Pecorari family has been at the helm since 1987 and run by Alvaro Pecorari since the early 80s. He has spent the last few decades working tirelessly to increase the quality of their offering. That hard work has certainly paid off. Focused very much on the international varieties, Alvaro cares for plantings of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all planted on calcareous gravel (locally called 'claps') on a small plateau. The soil and location are integral to storing warmth during the day to ensure the grapes achieve full ripeness. Sustainable practices remain at the core and, while Alvaro says modern day technology cannot be disregarded, he applies traditional methods in the vineyard. Hand harvesting and pruning, no use of weed killers and a reduction of sprays all help to ensure the best quality of fruit.