The "Father of Pinot Grigio" Selects Friuli For New Venture
Tony Terlato is known around the world as the "Father of Pinot Grigio," having introduced the varietal to U.S. consumers in 1979. Now, the Terlato family has partnered with renowned Italian viticulturalists, Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch, to launch new Terlato Pinot Grigio from the Colli Orientali region of Friuli - Italy's most respected area for fine white wines.
Wine write Gabe Sasso writes for TheDailyMeal.com and met Simonit and Sirch in New York, which inspired a compelling article, where he writes:"Marco and Pierpaolo are regarded all over the world for their manual pruning techniques. Everything they do is keenly attuned to getting the most out of particular vines from a specific spot. Their understanding of sense of place - when it comes to the vines they work with - comes spilling out of their pores when you speak to them. Their goals and those of Terlato are simpatico: they want to produce great wines in the best spots for the grape in question."
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