Terre Del Fohn Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2020

  • This section of North-East Italy is known for unbeatable value Pinot Grigio
  • It balances crisp freshness with pear and white peach flavours
  • Made by the Simoni family, who have made wines in this region since 1945
  • 1 or more bottles
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  • Mark Faber
    96 points

Editors notes

Classic Italian Pinot Grigio- dry, fresh, great value for money and perfect for the Australian weather! Made by the Simoni family, who have made wines in this region since 1945. This section of North-East Italy is known for unbeatable value Pinot Grigio.

Shy and restrained at first with pear and white peach, but then opens up showing white flowers and chalky mineral notes. Classically light, with old-world freshness and mineral purity. Light in alcohol, but with just enough texture to match to a variety of foods.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Peach
    • Pear
    • Stonefruit
  • Palate
    • Green Apple
    • Lemon Zest
    • Mineral

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Shellfish

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Mark Faber

    "Vibrant, bright nose of green apples and pears with a hint of chalky minerality. The palate offers the crisp line of acid and freshness you would expect from this region, however there is more complexity on offer under the zippy, crunchy green apple. Hints of cream, lime, lemon curd, thistle and a leesy, creamy finish. Very good and will please pretty much anyone."

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Italy has some of the oldest wine production methods in the world and almost every part of the country is planted under vine. From the Alps in the north to the very southernmost parts of Sicily where Africa is almost in sight, wine is successfully cultivated. In addition to the latitude covered, Italy's many mountains and hills provide a plethora of altitudes for grape growing in various soils and micro-climates. The extensive coastlines along the peninsula that is Italy provide maritime climates for the coastal wine-growing areas. Over 350 grape varieties are 'authorised' in Italy, though up to 550 varieties are thought to be grown.

The classification system of Italian wines has four classes, with the intention of defining a wine's origin a quality. Two of these classes are table wines, whilst DOC and DOCG fall under the EU quality wine produced in a specific region category. Vino da Tavola (VDT) means that the wine comes from Italy. Most of these wines are generally basic table wines that are consumed domestically. Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) denotes a more specific region within Italy, and the resultant will be of higher quality than simple table wines, but won't conform to the rules required for higher certification. Both Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) are regionally more specific than IGT, and have stricter rules regarding the grape varieties grown, yields per hectare, minimum alcohol levels and so on. The major difference between DOC and DOCG is that the latter has to undergo a blind-tasting session to ensure the highest quality is achieved. Italy has 32 DOCG appelations, 311 DOC appelations and 120 IGT zones.

Key regions include Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Veneto, Sicily and Sardinia. Common white varieties grown are Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano and Moscato. The red varieties grown the most are Sangiovese, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Nero d'Avola and Corvina.


Veneto in the northeast of Italy, is the 8th largest region in Italy in terms of landmass, and over 90,000 hectares are under vine, of which some 35,000 hectares are DOC, making Veneto the largest producer of DOC wines in Italy. Venetian viticulture dates back to the Roman times, but phylloxera and world wars saw large cooperatives come to the region taking over many smaller vineyards.

The region is protected from the harsh European climate by the Alps, in the north of Veneto, though the cool climate there is ideal for producing Garganega, the main variety in the white wine Soave. To the east, along the Adriatic coast, the renowned Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino DOC reds are produced. Reds are often blended with multiple grapes although straight varietals like Cabernet Franc can be very enjoyable.

The plains of Piave produce vast quantities of wine, rather than necessarily producing the highest quality wines and up in the Conegliano hills to the north is home to the Prosecco variety, which is growing in popularity, and seen as a bargain alternative to Champagne.

About the brand Terre del Fohn

The vineyard is named Terre del Fohn after the "Fohn" which is a warm dry wind that blows down along the leeward side of the mountain. The micro-climate that's influenced by the "Fohn" gives the vines a fertile terrain for producing grapes with great potential. Marzemino is a Trentino native grape that with its excellent quality, occupies a prominent place in the wine growing world of the region. It’s also mentioned in Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”. The origins of the vine are lost in history but it’s likely that it comes from Marzemin, a village in Carinthia. In the southern Trentino region Marzemino has found an ideal soil as well as the right climate conditions which convey its unmistakable characteristics that have made it stand out as “Marzemino Gentile” – gentle for its delicate and fine taste. The grapes are harvested in mid-September and fermented on the skins, after which the juice is drawn off and the malolactic fermentation period follows. The wine is refined in stainless steel vats, then bottled and left to rest before release. Marzemino is a brilliant ruby red wine with a delicately fruity bouquet. The taste is dry and pleasingly well balanced. This is a wine that pairs well with first courses with meat sauces, white meats, poultry, and cheeses. Because of its fruity notes and medium body, Marzemino can also be enjoyed throughout the entire meal. Serve at room temperature.

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