2017 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli

SKU #1408514 92 points James Suckling

 Very attractive melon and nectarine aromas. The palate is ripe and generous, but with lively acidity that keeps it straight and clean. Quite a rich finish. Drink now.  (8/2018)

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By: Robert Cash | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/26/2019 | Send Email
The nose is quite pretty, with melon, dried flowers, baked apple, tropical fruit as well as stone fruit. On the fuller side in body and nicely balanced on the palate. Round with refreshing acidity, this is the perfect accompaniment for seafood, light pasta dishes, salads and white meats.

By: Mandana Tourani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2019 | Send Email
It is a beautiful white wine with developed flavors of lemon, guava and honeysuckle. It has a creamy texture and a surprising saline, brine taste profile that makes it a great company to seafood and fresh salads as well as nutty cheese and salami dishes.

By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/29/2019 | Send Email
The Friulians may be far more interested in their native Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla and reluctant to promote their Pinot Grigio but we love it here in the US for its versatility and wonderful flavors and Ermacora's is outstanding. This very affordable white is full and layered with no shortage of subtle tree fruit flavors and length. Perfect on its own and especially good with white meats.

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/13/2019 | Send Email
This is our ninetieth anniversary of bringing Ermacora to you and in 1998 our price on the P/G was $11.99! We love beating that Euro down! and one of K & L’s best sellers since we started bringing them in. The perfect balance of acidity and tremendous aromatics, loaded with pear, apple, citrus and tropical fruit in an elegant, concentrated and superbly balanced wine. This is a Great wine for you to start the evening off with some pecorino and will work well with a first course of bruschetta or insalata mista.

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Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.


- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.