The fruit for the 2008 Campanile Pinot Grigio was grown in the Grave sub region of the province Fruili-Venezia Giulia, located in the northeastern corner of Italy. Friuli has long been recognized as the producer of the best Italian white wines, and the sub region of Grave is noted for its vibrant Pinot Grigio filled with lively aromas, a light and crisp texture, and intense fruit flavors. The alluvial debris of this region is rich in gravel and sand, thus the local name, Grave. The unique soil characteristic was created from worn down Alpine ridges, and the Tagliamento River, which runs down the center of the region, carried the debris into the region. The average altitude of the vineyards is at 230-500 feet above sea level with the row orientation running north and south. The soils are dry and range from sandy and rocky to clay. The age of the vines range from 10-13 years old.
The Campanile 2009 Pinot Grigio is a light straw-yellow color in the glass with subtle fragrant floral notes filling the nose. The dry medium-bodied palate fills the mouth with light flavors of almond, a fresh acidity, and a long finish.