‘Antonio’ Pinot Grigio is our JV with famed Soave producer Antonio Fattori; and my tribute to a fantastic winemaker and bloke, a man of intrigue and style, reserve and just a touch of the flamboyant.
We first knew of Antonio many years ago as a contract winemaker of Soave for other established names, including a couple of the prominent brands here in Australia. As such, Antonio’s first fame came about through his ability to produce beautifully made, lively and authentic wines – for other people. I think that it’s important to point out that the vast majority of his fruit is sourced from and around the Lessini – the foothills before the Dolomites, with most sites sitting between 250-500m allowing him to produce wines with focus and definition. His gift is to let the varietals, Garganega for Soave, Pinot Grigio and more recently Durello and the Valpolicella reds, speak brightly of their origins.