The Fattori family have been producing wine in the Soave, Veneto, since the turn of the 20th century. It began with grandfather Antonio, who planted 17 acres of vines in the hills around Terrossa, so called because of the reddish basalt soils. He was a wonderful character and is remembered fondly for going everywhere barefoot. The estate is now run by grandson Antonio, his passion and drive creating a superb combination of traditional vineyards enhanced by modern facilities. In recent years, the Fattori family has abandoned the use of insecticides and pesticides, opting instead for natural alternatives. One such is a substance that restricts reproduction amongst pests, and they also use copper and vegetable oils. They now use almost entirely organic manure, and are continually looking at new methods of sustainability.
Fattori Gregoris Pinot Grigio 2019
“Antonio Fattori really knows how to handle his white grapes – originally a Soave producer, he planted Pinot Grigio long before it became fashionable and continues to produce probably the best example even now. Fresh, ripe white stone fruits on the palate, a hint of sherbet, with a lightly honeyed touch on the finish. Whatever next? Pinot Grigio with true character.”