Marco Cecchini Bellagioia Pinot Grigio 2006
In 1998, against his mother's wishes, Marco Cecchini abandoned his studies in economics to take up the shovel and refractometer, and we're glad he did. He decided to revitalize his grandfather's one hectare farm located in Faedis, a small town in eastern Friuli in northeastern Italy.
Ten years later with eight hectares under vine and an annual production approaching 50,000 bottles and a recently finished new winery Cecchini has come into his own. Heralding the local grapes such as Tocai, Verduzzo and Picolit on the white front and the indigenous red Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso he wants to spotlight the terroir of his small region. This he also accomplishes by crafting wonderful wines of the international varieties like merlot, cabernets franc and sauvignon and pinot grigio.