Le Monde

Pinot Bianco – 2019

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Bianco Vine Age – 30 years Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Appellation: D.O.C. Friuli
  • Soils: Calcareous-clay, rich in microelements
  • Vine Training System: Guyot
  • Planting Density: 4300 vines / ha
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in September 1 – 10, 2019
  • Cold maceration for 24 – 26 hours before soft pressing
  • Primary fermentation at controlled temperature
  • Maturation on lees for several months
Winemaker's Notes

Bold straw-yellow with bright golden tinges. The nose has real character, with hints of ripe tropical fruit, peach and seductive notes of sweet spices. It has a warm, velvety body that is well balanced and mouth-filling.

Extremely versatile with food: the perfect companion for light starters or pasta and rice dishes. Also goes well with fish.  Its structure can stand up to baked gilthead seabream or roast beef.

Wine Summary

100% monovarietal Pinot Bianco grapes; alcohol: 13%; calcareous-clay soils rich in micronutrients; vines planted approx. 1990; Guyot trellising; pre-ferment cold maceration 24 – 26 hours; gentle pressing; primary fermentation at controlled temperature; aged on lees several months in tank.

Technical Information
  • 100% monovarietal Pinot Bianco
  • Alcohol: 13%

Reviews

Tre Bicchiere - 3 Glasses Points

TRE BICCHIERE  / GAMBERO ROSSO

Founded in 1970, in 2008 the winery was taken over by Alex Maccan. Le Monde, situated between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers and bordering Veneto, is considered a true cru. Here the mostly calcareous-clayey soils are very different from the gravel of the Friulian plains. Yields per hectare are low and the average age of the vines is over thirty years. Alex’s entrepreneurial skills have brought Le Monde to the heights of regional excellence. Looking over the last 10 vintages, an undisputed leader emerges, a wine that has contributed to the success of the entire range: the Pinot Bianco. The 2019 makes elegance its highest virtue and reconquers Tre Bicchieri.

Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchiere, January, 2021

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable