Scarbolo “Il Ramato” Pinot Grigio  VENEZIA GIULIA DOC

2020750mL 12.9%
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Pinot Grigio  

Sustainable Farming 

Indigenous Yeasts, Stainless Barrels, Cold Maceration

Chamomile, Peaches, Melon, Cherries, Dry, Juicy-Acidity, Medium-Bodied

Food Pairing
Roasted Vegetables, Risotto

Music Pairing
The Rolling Stones—Exile On Main St.

Serving Notes
A perfect drink “now” wine

Wine Story

Scarbolo is a boutique family winery established in 1982, today helmed by its third generation, daughter and son duo Lara and Mattia. Finding its home in Friuli – Italy’s northeastern-most region, embraced by the Alps and the Adriatic Sea – the winery works to faithfully portray the unique quality of the local white wines, focusing on the little-known heritage of Pinot Grigio. The climate is dry and ventilated with alternating temperate winds of cool breezes from the east and warm marine breezes from the Adriatic. This ideal thermal excursion allows the grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in more balanced aromas and richer flavors. Scarbolo believes “every vine is a friend” and implements sustainable practices in order to preserve the ecosystem.

The name, Il Ramato, is something of a word game with ‘ramato’ meaning copper and ‘amato’ meaning loved one. The bottling is a modern interpretation of a classic style of Pinot Grigio from Scarbolo’s home region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia—the ramato, or “coppery,” style, which is what Pinot Grigio used to be in the pre-technology era. Pinot Grigio has dark skins when ripe, so it must be pressed off those skins immediately to produce a white wine. Otherwise it takes on the rich, “ramato” (“coppery”) hue of this sumptuous Friulian delight from Scarbolo.”

The Pinot Grigio bottling is made up of hand-harvested fruit exclusively from the “Codis” vineyard; planted in 2004. After a brief cold maceration of 12 hours, the clusters are softly pressed. The juice is cooled and decants naturally, eliminating particles resulting from vinification. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature before the wine ages on the noble lees in stainless steel for 5 months with frequent batonnages.