Lis Neris

Italy Friuli |

Bordering Venice to the west, Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east, Friuli is a culturally diverse and geographically rich area of Italy.  Though its history is riddled with conflict, today Friuli is regarded as an important agricultural centre of Italy, not to mention the home of Prosciutto di San Daniele and Montasio cheese. It is undeniably Italy’s top region for quality white wines.

Lis Neris is a fourth generation winery directed by Alvaro Pecorari, who took over from his father. In 1981, he made the decision to concentrate on quality and the expression of Friuli’s special terroir. Although Friulano is the grape most associated with Friuli, Alvaro feels that Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc reach the highest heights of quality.

Three tiers of wine are produced, each reflecting a dramatic increase in complexity. The first tier expresses the wines in a crisp style: stainless steel aging with extended lees contact produces supple, bright wines with great varietal character. The second tier, single vineyard wines, see 500 litre oak casks for fermentation and extended lees contact, producing decidedly rich and concentrated wines.

The third tier encompasses primarily premium blends and dessert wines. Lis Neris is considered among the top producers of the region, and its wine rank in the highest-ranked third tier.

“Alvaro Pecorari and his family are protagonists in the new wave of excellent vintners who have given life to the modern Friuli wine identity. His efforts focus primarily on mono-varietal expressions of white grapes and his beautiful wines are meticulously aged on fine lees with frequent batonnage. They are unified by a profound sense of depth and elegance.”
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Dec 2013

Italy Friuli
Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

Lis Neris “Gris” Pinot Grigio 2014 [6/cs]

“Consistently one of Italy’s best Pinot Grigios. Lightly oaked, this wine has an enviable track record of excellence.” Ian d’Agata, Decanter, May 2016 This...
Italy Friuli

Lis Neris “Jurosa” Chardonnay 2013 [6/cs]

It might sound strange, but until the end of the 1970’s, a grape as common around the world as Chardonnay was, in Friuli, confused with Pinot...
Italy Friuli
Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

Lis Neris Pinot Grigio 2015

Pinot Grigio grown in the calcareous gravel soil of the right bank of the Isonzo River produces a varietal expression of the highest quality. The...