“Consistently one of Italy’s best Pinot Grigios. Lightly oaked, this wine has an enviable track record of excellence.”
Ian d’Agata on Lis Neris “Gris”, Decanter, May 2016
This is no ordinary Pinot Grigio. Fruit is sourced from the Gris vineyard (pronounced ‘Griss’) on the right bank of the Isonzo River, home to 30-year-old mature Pinot Grigio vines grown in the calcareous gravel of a wide alluvial shelf. The wine was fermented in large French oak casks and left to age in the same barrel for 12 months. Frequent stirring of the lees enhances mid-palate richness and adds notes of nuts and toasted biscuit, which in no way mask the freshness of the fruit. This is at once creamy, perfumed, bright and juicy, and hauntingly complex.
“The 2018 Pinot Grigio Gris is gorgeous. Here I’m finding a dusting of exotic spice and white smoke that blows off to reveal crushed yellow apples and hints of green melon. It’s silky and pliant, contrasted by salty minerality, with brisk acids that enliven its ripe orchard fruits. Hints of vanilla bean, white flowers and a twang of candied citrus linger, making for a fully satisfying finale.”
91 points, Eric Guido. vinous.com, Jan 2021