Col Livius Friulano
Production Zone: D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Grape Variety: 100% Friulano
Growing System: Traditional Friuli short single inverted with a plant density of 5.000 vines per hectare
Harvest time: The third week of September
Vinification:Harvested at the right degree of maturation, the grapes undergo a cold maceration process at 4°C for about 36 hours, being gently crushed afterwards. The must obtained is then let to cold-settle statically and additioned with a indigenous fermentation yeast prepared in advance (3-4 days before) with the best grapes selected from the same grape variety. It is then allowed to ferment slowly and to refine sur lies at controlled temperature with frequent batonnages in big (30lt) Slavonian oak barrels. Only after a suitable resting and maturing period in the bottle the wine is ready to be presented to the consumer.
Indicative values: Total acidity 5.2 g/L; alcohol 14.00% by vol.
Colour:Intense pale yellow with golden-greenish hues.
Notes on flavour and bouquet:An unique bouquet of typical varietal notes where almond blossom reigns followed by delicate floral aromas like hawthorn and lime tree laying on a pleasant mineral base. Smooth, sophisticated and full on the palate proves a solid structure with a nice crispness and balance; the long lasting after taste of almonds invites for another sip
Serving Temperature: 8 - 10 °C
Serving Suggestions: Wonderfully pairs fish recipes and veggies risottos, white meats and cheeses.