A traditional characteristic wine with a strong personality, obtained purely from Tocai Friulano grapes, historic varietal from Collio of Gorizia, planted in a well ventilated hill area where the soil is mainly clay and limestone with origins from the eocenic era. The grapes are all picked by hand, pressed in a soft pressafter which there follows a brief period of decantation in total absence of sulphur dioxide. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks under a controlled temperature. The ageing takes place on the lees for 8 months.
Appellation Collio DOC
Grapes 100% Friulano
First Production 1965
Alcool % vol 12,50 %
Sugar 0,4 g/l
Total acidity 6,10 g/l
Soil Hilly marly soils of Eocene origin
Training system Guyot and double overturned
Harvest time Last decade of August and first decade of September
Harvest method Manual
Yield per hectare 55 q/Hectare
Fermentation 10-12 days in steel tanks
Fermentation temperature 16 °C
Aging In stainless steel tanks for 8 months
Fining Minimum 5 months in bottle
Color Bright straw yellow, with gold-greenish reflexes
Aroma Outstanding nose, with intense aromas of pear and apricot, barely perceivable the classic almond; further aromas of wildflowers help to give more complexity.
Palate The palate is full-bodied, dynamic with an aristocratic balance deriving from an excellent fusion between of its freshness and marine
otes, together with its match of aromas to the nose and mouth.
Serving temperature 13° C
Food pairings Excellent also as an aperitif, the wine is well matched
with San Daniele