Wine Profile

Variety Friulano, from old vineyards

Vintage 2017

Denomination D.O.P. Friuli Isonzo

Alcohol (%vol) 12.0% vol

Residual Sugar Dry

Terroir Stony gravel plain with reddish clay rich in iron oxide and aluminium.

Grape 100% Friulano

Training system Double arched cane

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Yields 15400 lb/ha

Harvest period Mid-September

Harvest method Manual, in small crates

Vinification The grapes are gently destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled steel tanks (15/18°C) with frequent pumping.

Ageing After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in stainless steel tanks for ten months. Bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for further ten months.

Tasting notes

Appearance Young and delicate at first glance: donating lemon and straw yellow nuances, bright and clear.

Nose Young wine confirmed by fruity aroma (apple, pear in maturation process and also unroasted almond and apricot), herbaceous and delicate balsamicity.

Palate Firm, savoury, but fresh in the mouth. Denotes excellent structure and correct balance, the key of all great wines.

Serving suggestions Elegant, precise, typical wine, to be combined with cured meats (primarily raw ham “prosciutto crudo”- look for it with its freshly rosy white fat band), first courses of good intensity (Milanese risotto) mitigating its sweet tendency, fatness / greasiness and spiciness.

Wine Profile

Variety Friulano, from century-old vines

Vintage 2016

Denomination D.O.P. Friuli Isonzo

Alcohol (%vol) 13.0% vol

Residual Sugar Dry

Terroir Stony gravel plain with reddish clay rich in iron oxide and aluminium.

Grape 100% Friulano

Training system Double arched cane

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Yields 15400 lb/ha

Harvest period Mid-September

Harvest method Manual, in small crates

Vinification The grapes are gently destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled steel tanks (15/18°C)

Ageing After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in stainless steel tanks for ten months. Bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for further ten months.

Tasting notes

Appearance Gentle lemon yellow with greenish reflections. Very bright and clear.

Nose Intense, tasteful and elegant, with hints of wild flowers and white ripening fruits (apple and pear), expresses slight aromas of apricot, leaving proper almond notes. Aeration and temperature rise implement the complexity, giving delicate scents of honey and yellow peach, accompanied by mineral notes melting with the good structure of the wine.

Palate Fresh and refined, generous body and balance, it develops typical almond notes from his grapes and soil. Persistent, feelings of soft harmony. Pleasing and convincing correspondence between nose and palate.

Serving suggestions Ideal with San Daniele ham and salami, delicious with asparagus and all spring herbs omelet eggs or risotto. Very good matched with pork sauce pasta. Best to serve at 12°C with better expressiveness at 15°C if properly aerated.

Awards

4 Stars VINI DA NON PERDERE, guide VINIBUONI D’ITALIA

Wine Profile

Variety Friulano, from century-old vines

Vintage 2015

Denomination D.O.C. Friuli Isonzo

Alcohol (%vol) 13.5% vol

Residual Sugar Dry

Terroir Stony gravel plain with reddish clay rich in iron oxide and aluminium.

Grape 100% Friulano

Training system Double arched cane

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Yields 15400 lb/ha

Harvest period Mid-September

Harvest method Manual, in small crates

Vinification The grapes are gently destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation with hyper-oxygenation of the must in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks (15- 18°C.)

Ageing After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in the stainless steel tanks for ten months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for further ten months.

Tasting notes

Appearance >Bright straw yellow with delicate and attractive greenish reflections. Very bright and clear.

Nose Opens gradually with yeasts notes and typical varietal aromas of wildflowers and hawthorn blossom, followed by unripe apple and pear notes, more intense but elegant notes of browned almond and honey.

Palate Fresh and tangy, generous body and balance, it develops the typical almond notes. Persistent, feelings of soft harmony.

Serving suggestions Ideal with San Daniele ham and salami, with asparagus and spring herbs in omelet eggs or risotto. Very good with shellfish. Best to serve at 12°C.

Awards

5 Star Wine 87/100 

Wine Profile

Variety Friulano, from century-old vines

Vintage 2014

Alcohol (%vol) 13.5% vol

Residual Sugar >Dry

Terroir Stony gravel plain with reddish clay rich in iron oxide and aluminium. Warm, well ventilated site with good rainfall.

Grape 100% Friulano

Training system >Double arched cane

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Yields 15400 lb/ha

Harvest period Mid-September

Harvest method Manual, in small crates

Vinification The grapes are gently destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation with hyper-oxygenation of the must in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks (15- 18°C.)

Ageing After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in the stainless steel tanks for ten months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for further ten months.

Tasting notes

Appearance Mid-depth straw yellow with very bright reflections

Nose Delicate apple fruit with a hint of almond and herbs and a touch of vanilla. Fresh and elegant with soft round aromas which reappear on the palate.

Palate Fresh and bone dry, with good structure for the vintage and a mid-length tangy finish.

Serving suggestions Ideal with Parma ham and lightly seasoned  fish dishes. Serve at 12-13°C to best appreciate the unique character of the wine.

Wine Profile

Denomination D.O.C. Friuli Isonzo

Alcohol (%vol) 13.5% vol

Residual Sugar Dry

Terroir Stony gravel plain with reddish clay rich in iron oxide and aluminium.

Grape 100% Friulano

Training system Double arched cane

Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management

Yields 15400 lb/ha

Harvest period Mid-September

Harvest method Manual, in small crates

Vinification The grapes are gently destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation with hyper-oxygenation of the must in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks (15- 18°C.)

Ageing After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in stainless steel tanks for ten months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a further fourteen months. Release October 2015

Tasting notes

Appearance Bright straw yellow with attractive greenish reflections

Nose Opens gradually with typical varietal aromas followed by more intense but elegant and well-defined notes of fruit and aromatic herbs (absinthe).

Palate Fresh and tangy, with generous body. Refreshing citrus development on the palate and a long, concentrated finish with a delicate return of the keynote aromas.

Serving suggestions Ideal with salami, hams and light first courses. Best to serve at 12°C.

Awards

FRIULANO 2015

FRIULANO 2016

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