More than 60 hectares of vineyards are planted in the most beautiful part of a broad shelf of calcareous gravel, dragged down by the melt waters from the glaciers of the Eastern Alps. San Lorenzo, which is a cooler area, is where most of the white varieties are grown while Corona and Romans, are warmer zones to the West of the winery, and where the reds are mainly planted.
It is here that, since 1879, four generations of the Lis Neris family have worked passionately to help create and develop one of Friuli’s most representative wine estates. In 1981 turning point materialized at the winery, and a new approach to production occurred. White wines proved to be the best expression of “terroir” and thus became the focal of production at Lis Neris.
Today Les Neris Estate prominent standards apply both to there vineyard and wine practice. There goal is to produce the highest quality of wines while creating the ideal growing conditions.
LIS NERIS LIS:
Grape varieties: 40% Pinot Grigio, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Growing area: San Lorenzo
Soil type: Calcareous, gravel soils on a broad alluvial shelf 60 metres above sea level
Average age of vines: 25 years
Production: 50 hl/ha
Bottles produced: 25.000 (average)
Fermentation takes place in 500-liter French oak barrels at 20-22°C, followed by maturation on the fine lees in the same barrels for 11 months, with twice-weekly bâtonnage. The wine is cellared for 12 months after bottling.
Ageing potential: 10 years
|Region||Friuli Venezia Giuilia|
|Style||Light Body, Dry|
|Alcohol Content||14.5 %|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Grigio|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Bottle Size||150 cl|