Breg Bianco, Gravner
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Breg Bianco, Gravner - 2012

Item # 20301 750mL

A wild blend of Riesling Italico, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The grapes were fermented separately then blended and aged together. A textbook example of the Gravner approach: long skin maceration, wild yeasts and no temperature control. Aged 5 months in amphorae and then an additional six years in large oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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About the Producer

Josko Gravner Friuli, Italy Josko Gravner has been heralded as one of the greatest and most influential winemakers in Friuli and beyond. In his relentless pursuit of perfection, Gravner pioneered stainless steel fermentation and temperature control technology, then experimented with barrique fermentation producing wines that were quickly celebrated and imitated, before eschewing technology and...

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Glossary

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Famous for its fascinating and unusual white wines, this region is home to many avant-garde winemakers (such as Gravner and Vie di Romans) who have expanded their repertoire of winemaking styles to include both the most modern, stainless-steel and barrique-influenced wines, to über-traditional wines with long maceration periods, fermented in clay amphorae. The grape that benefits most from the latter of these unusual and ancient techniques is the white varietal, Ribola Gialla, which yields...

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is an Italian synonym for the French Pinot Gris variety, but many more people have had Pinot Grigio than a Pinot Gris. At its most basic level, the grape produces varietals that are smooth and easy to drink, and perfect with a huge range of dishes that just beg to be paired with a fresh white wine. There is an entire spectrum of Pinot Gris/Grigio, however, the best of them being subtly aromatic and deeply colored, with formidable structures. Most of Italy's Pinot Grigio is grown in...

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