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The Gallo family has been making wine in Isonzo for over 60 years. In the 1970’s, Silvano Gallo redirected the focus of the estate towards quality. In the winery, he instituted the use of stainless steel tanks for fermentation, temperature control to preserve fruit character, and minimal handling of the wines to express terroir. Experimentation with different spacing methods, trellising and clones has translated into wines with riper and more concentrated fruit flavors.

Fabrizio comments, “The potential for quality is given by the grapes, but then the winemaking has to express it. Both work together and it’s a combination of the two which leads to great wine.”Fabrizio comments, “The potential for quality is given by the grapes, but then the winemaking has to express it. Both work together and it’s a combination of the two which leads to great wine.”

Silvano’s sons, Fabrizio and Marco, after graduating from the school of Enology in Udine, have taken over the vineyard and winemaking responsibilities. With the ideas of a new generation, the estate is competing with the top producers of the region.

Wines

Cabernet Franc Isonzo
Best Buy – Wine & Spirits Magazine, The Wines of the Summer, August 2010
2 bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2008

Sauvignon Isonzo
4 out of 5 – Italian Sommelier Association, 2004
2 bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2008, 2009

Pinot Bianco
2 bicchieri rossi – Gambero Rosso 2009
2 bicchieri rossi – Gambero Rosso 2008
4 out of 5 – Italian Sommelier Association, 2004

Pinot Grigio Isonzo
2 bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2009

Pinot Nero Isonzo
4 out of 5 – Italian Sommelier Association, 2004
89 Points – Robert Parker, 2004
90 points wine advocate, 2011

Pinot Nero Maurus
91 points – Wine & Spirits, August 2015

Rosso ‘Semidis’
90 Points – Veronelli, 2003

Chardonnay

Refosco
2 bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2009

Friulano
2 bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2008
Top 100 Best Buy s- Wine & Spirits Magazine “Buying Guide” 2008
2 bicchieri rossi – Gambero Rosso 2007
91 Points – Wine & Spirits Magazine April 2007

Ribolla Gialla

Adam Pinot Grigio