Production Zone: D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Grape Variety: 100% Ribolla Gialla
Growing System: Traditional Friuli short single inverted and French Guyot with a plant density of 4,500 vines per hectare
Harvest time: The first week of September
Vinification:As the Friulano, this is one of the Friuli region’s great indigenous white varietals. The grapes are harvested at the right degree of ripeness, destemmed and gently pressed. Then a fermentation starter, prepared previously from the selected best grapes of the same variety, is added to the resulting clear, whole must. The must then ferments slowly in stainless steel vats at a precisely controlled temperature (16 °C) for approximately 30 to 40 days. The maturation continues in stainless steel vats, during which time also a lengthy series of batonnage processes is carried out at set intervals to produce a well-rounded and full-bodied wine, with a delicate bouquet. After a long sur lie aging process, bottling is deferred the month of February
Availability: In spring following the harvest.
Indicative values: Total acidity 5.80 g/L; alcohol 13.00% by vol.
Colour:Crystalline straw yellow with green reflections
Notes on flavour and bouquet: An elegant and intense bouquet, floral, fruit and fragrant, with great class and consistency. The nose spans across notes of acacia, plum, yellow peach and green apple. The palate is intense and full with a supple body, echoing the varietal character. Dry, salty and pleasantly fresh The long finish develops pleasing notes of lemon that accompany an elegant and slightly aromatic aftertaste
Serving Temperature: 8 - 10 °C
Pairing Suggestions: Excellent with cold starters with sweet and sour sauces, vegetables, delicate fish dishes, mixed fried fish and soups (especially creamed vegetable soups) .