Vineyard: The fields of the Estate, in the municipality of Buttrio (Udine), ideal location for excellent wine making. The C.D.O. (controlled denomination of origin) is Friuli Colli Orientali. The soil is composed of marl and sandstone with a predominantly clayey component. Crop protection is low environmental impact, focussing on traditional product with a short persistence, used according to the agro-alimentary programme for crop protection.
Vinification: White wine fermentation (without skins) with gentle pressing at low temperature under immobile covering to protect the potential quality of the grapes from oxidisation. Low temperature fermentation (15–18°C) to help develop and preserve the most characteristic aromas of this grape variety.
Ageing: First in a “sur lies” tank and then in the bottle, stored horizontally in our sixteenth century underground cellar.
Appearance: Straw yellow colour with hints of green.
Nose: Fine and delicate, with a bouquet suggesting flowers and fruit.
Palate: This wine has a long lasting and persistent flavour with a characteristic almond aftertaste. The elegant, slightly bitter flavour and fine aroma, typical of this wine, make it an excellent drinking wine. The aftertaste is long and persistent.
Food pairing: Superb as an aperitif. It pairs well with hors d’oeuvres, soups, seafood dishes and white meat. An ideal accompaniment to San Daniele ham.
Longevity: Reaches maximum expression of the vine in the first two years and can easily exceed four years in the bottle.
Service: Best served chilled (12°C).