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A Sneak Peek of the Ramato Posts for #ItalianFWT

 
 
#ItalianFWT Writers Look at Ramato Wines
I am stepping in to host the July #ItalianFWT this month. The theme: Ramato wines. I wanted to give folks a little more latitude, especially since this invitation is a little late in the month. You still have about two weeks to pour and pair, but typically we have longer than that to source and prepare. 

So, though Ramato wines will be our focus, the writers might be sharing a favorite Ramato or any Pinot Grigio if they can't find a skin-fermented Pinot Grigio. I'm even taking an Italian dish with origins in the northeastern province of Friuli Venezia Giulia or travel memories from that area, too. And if they want to be completely out of the box, they may have found a wine made in the Ramato style from anywhere in the world. 

The Line-Up

  • Another BIPOC Celebrity Wine that I'm anxious to share with you by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Bibimbap and Pinot Gris Ramato, Sort Of by The Quirky Cork
  • Fregola Sarda Con Gamberi + a Vertical Tasting of the 2017 and 2019 Attems Ramato Pinot Grigio by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Making Pinot Grigio Ramato Style: The Dal Cero Family of Corte Giocobbe by Joy of Wine
  • Old World vs. New World Ramato by Somm's Table 
  • Ramato: Taking Rosè to the Next Level by Vino Travels
  • Ramato, The Copper Colored “Orange” Wines of Italy by Wine Predator
  • Ramato Wine, A Fresh Look at an Italian Tradition by Savor the Harvest
  • Santa Margherita: My Favorite Pinot Grigio by Our Good Life
  • This Summer Drink Pink With Pinot Grigio by The Wine Chef


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Ramato?!?

So, are you asking yourself, "What is Ramato wine?" Here's a quick primer to whet your appetite. Ramato is a skin fermented Pinot Grigio, but don't make the mistake of thinking that it's just another 'orange' wine or just another Rosé. 

Pinot Grigio hasn't always been the dry, unpigmented wines we typically see today. In Friuli, Pinot Grigio grapes were historically crushed and the skin allowed to macerate with the juice. That could lend a toothiness and a tell-tale color to the wine. 'Ramato' means coppered in Italian and refers to this delicious copper-hued Italian farmhouse style wine.

Ramati have been produced in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region of Italy where Pinot Grigio has been grown for hundreds of years it's the Italian name for Pinot Gris, a mutated varietal from white Pinot grapes. And while this type of wine is tied to the Friuli region, the style is made in other parts of Italy and enjoying an emergence in other parts of the world.

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