2020 Kobal Pinot Grigio Ramato
Kobal Pinot Gris is made from perfectly ripe grapes shaped by both old school and modern technological approaches in the cellar. Some of the wine is barrel fermented with no added yeast to preserve local terroir, and some is cold-fermented for varietal character and freshness. Extended 36 hour skin maceration and lees ageing are responsible for the wine’s depth, structure and salmon-pink color. Following fermentation, the wine was blended and matured for 6 months in stainless steel tanks on lees. 5% of the wine was matured in used 225l oak barrels for 1 month, which gives it a touch of elegance and sophistication. Wine was coarsely fined and filtered before bottling.
The bouquet is reminiscent of ripe pear, red apple, flowers, melon and tropical fruit. Pleasant acidity and minerality on the palate are followed by the discreet creamy aftertaste that is typical of wines matured on lees.