Azienda Fratelli Pighin, 33050
Risano, Italia, Viale Grado 1
Tel: 0039 0432 675 444 Fax: 0039 0432 675 999
UK agents: Mondial Wine (email@example.com;
020 8335 3455)
Pighin produces wines from two vineyard areas: the Risano
vineyard in the Grave del Friuli area and Caprivo vineyard in the
Collio area, with two separate wineries.
There are an impressive 150 ha of vineyards in Risano, and a
further 30 ha in the Caprivo, so this is a sizeable operation.
These wines are well made, in a fresh, modern style. They are
good examples of what Friuli can produce. If I’m going to be
critical, at around £10 a bottle retail I’d really be expecting
just a touch more concentration and complexity, but maybe I’m being
too fussy here.
As well as the wines tasted here, Pighin also make a
Chardonnay, a Picolit and a Cabernet, as well as some fizzes.
Pinot Grigio Grave del Friuli 2001, Friuli
Very modern, showing bright fruit that’s slightly spicy with a
boiled sweets edge. The crisp, bright palate is still quite tanky.
Clean and crisp. Good/very good
Pinot Grigio del Collio 2001, Friuli
The crisp, fresh spicy nose is quite light. The palate is crisp
with some rounded texture and a touch of varietal character. Quite
pleasant. Good/very good
Sauvignon Grave del Friuli 2001, Friuli
Quite an assertive crisp nose, showing grassy, leafy character.
Lean fresh palate displays good acidity. Attractive in a light style.
Merlot Grave Riserva 1999, Friuli
The nose displays pure cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant fruit
with a leafy edge. Very ‘cool climate’. Midweight juicy berry
fruit on the palate is nicely savoury.
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