What is the difference between Ramato Pinot Grigio and Orange Wine ?

What is the difference between Ramato Pinot Grigio and Orange Wine ?

History of Pinot Grigio and Ramato Pinot Grigio

Let us start by going back a little bit to have a look at both these wines. The Pinot Grigio grape is originated from France and the French call it Pinot Gris while the grape variety was brought and introduced to Italy in the 1850’ties. The Pinot Grigio became very popular and successful in Friuli, Veneto and also in Trentino-Alto Adige. SYLTBAR Pinot Grigio White Linen originates from Friuli where the producer San Simone started making high quality wine in 1915. It is all about natural production which consequences that their wines make us all feel good because of its clean, clear, refreshing and well balanced attributes. This is why we highly recommend to taste our SYLTBAR White Linen Pinot Grigio. It is light, airy and fresh from which its name was inspired. The very clean and full bodied taste even surprises the most elevated Pinot Grigio wine drinkers. This item is available exclusively on SYLTBAR.com.


Here is why White Linen is different:


  • 100% Naturally produced Pinot Grigio from Friuli, Italy
  • 100% Pinot Grigio Grape
  • 125 calories per 6oz glass (Avg. calorie count by glucose level.)
  • It gradually acquires more character compared to mass-produced Pinot Grigio
  • Food pairing, vegetables, risotto, soups, fish, pasta, fusion and exotic dishes
  • 13% Alcohol Content by vol.
  • 750ml (23oz) per bottle
  • Serves best in Riedel glasses
  • Ideal serving temperature: 50-53 °F

Pinot Grigio also became well known in the 1960’s ties when Santa Margherita started exporting it. It became one of Italy’s biggest wine export products. It is about mass production and its quality/price level is not what we can recommend. A nice alternative to our SYLTBAR White Linen Pinot Grigio is Jermann which originates from the same North East Italian area Friuli.

The Ramato wine is a style of Pinot Grigio which offers great texture and depth. Our SYLTBAR Junior Ramato producer crushes Pinot Grigio grapes and after which the juice spends time on the skin. Ramato can become a pale Pink or also a Copper color depending on the maceration time. We would like to let you know where Ramato gets its Copper color from the Pinot Grigio grapes. First of all it is important to understand that Pinot Grigio is not a White - skinned grape at all; its skins have a Rosey-Grey tone, hence the name is gris or grigio. This means Grey in French and Italian respectively. The Ramato Copper-like lustre is attributed to the extended maceration of the must on the skins during the winemaking process. And color also comes from the natural pigments of the grapes that seep into the juice while they are still on the vine.

Ramato is a historical style of producing Pinot Grigio in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region of Italy, where Pinot Grigio has been grown for hundreds of years, says SYLTBAR wine producer Antonio Brisotto of San Simone. “Our Ramato spends 24 hours on the skins before fermentation. This brief skin contact grants the wine a sheer pigment, with freshness and minerality”, he says. San Simone is located in the heart of Friuli which is so well known for the best Italian White Wines. Although Ramato today is inextricably tied to the area of Friuli it is also produced in other parts of Italy and lately in California and New York too.


Here is why we highly recommend to try our SYLTBAR Junior Ramato Pinot Grigio. It is

  • 100% Naturally-produced Original Pinot Grigio in Friuli, Italy
  • 100% Pinot Grigio Grape
  • 98 calories per 6 oz glass( Avg. calorie count by glucose level)
  • Notes of green pear, pomegranate, honeysuckle and pungent oily floral
  • Aromatic, crisp background, dry and savory edge
  • Food pairing, prosciutto , salami, shellfish, pasta, white meat
  • 13% Alcohol Content by vol.
  • 750ml (23oz) per bottle
  • Ideal serving temperature: 50-53.6 °F

What is the difference between Ramato and Orange Wines?

Orange wines can also exhibit colors which range from light Blush to Salmon and deep Amber which is a result of skin contact. But color alone can’t determine the wine style. Orange wines are made from White grapes throughout the world. It is not a wine made with Oranges. It is entirely different because this White wine is made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the juice which creates a deep Orange-hued finished product. To make an Orange wine, you first take the white grapes mash them up, and then put them in a large vessel which is often a cement or a ceramic one. Then, you typically leave the fermenting grapes alone for four days to sometimes longer than a whole year with the skins and seeds still attached. This is a natural process which uses little to no additives, sometimes not even yeast. The taste profile is very different from regular White wines and has a sour one plus nuttiness from oxidation. On the palate Orange wines are dry, big and even have tannin with some sourness in it. Orange wines should ideally be paired with bold food like a large variety of meats and fish. Most Orange winemaking can be found in Friuli which is located in Northeastern Italy. Here you can find Orange wines produced with the indigenous grapes of the region, including Sauvignon Vert (Friulano), Ribolla Gialla, and Pinot Grigio.

Enjoy SYLTBAR Junior Ramato Pinot Grigio from San Simone Friuli, Italy.

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