D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
50% Friulano 50% Ribolla Gialla
Vinification: Friulano and Ribolla Gialla are the two native Friulian varieties par excellence. The whole grapes, harvested together, 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 selectioned from the same grape variety. It is then allowed to ferment slowly and to refine sur lies at controlled temperature with frequent battonages in big (30lt) Slavonian oak barrels. The wine is bottled in early summer but only after a further period of resting and maturing in the bottle is ready to be presented to the consumer.
Colour: Brilliant straw yellow with elegant greenish reflections.
Notes on flavour and bouquet: A wine of great substance, with a refined and elegant bouquet of confectionary, vanilla and acacia blossoms, intermingling with the vivacious fresh notes of fruit and white flowers. The palate opens with a delicate, full character, which is both supple and sapid at the same time. A wine of great character, in which of the distinguishing characteristics of its individual varieties stand out in its persistent finish, with a slight