When it comes to Pinot Grigio, those that come from Friuli, a region located in Northeast Italy, go well beyond the simple, fruity expressions that you may first think of. Benvolio's Pinot Grigio is just that. This dry, crisp, and full-bodied white wine creates visions of summering on the Adriatic Sea thanks to the wildflowers and rose water on the nose and zesty flavors of ripe apple and pear.
Meaning "well-wisher" in Italian, Benvolio wines display true regional flavor and have a distinctive welcoming personality. They are a reflection of their unique, authentic terroir and possess outstanding food-pairing ability. The grapes grow in vineyards west of San Daniele del Friuli along the cool hillsides of the Alps and the Austrian border of Northeastern Italy. This allows for longer sun exposure and superior drainage. The cool temperature of the region contributes to the lively acidity found in these wines.