A traditional Friuli dry white wine originally known as Tocai. This varietal is amoungst the most representative of the region.
DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI
A dry white wine with straw yellow almost greenish colour. The bouquet recalls bitter almonds, sage, elderflower and alfalfa. The flavour is dry, soft, full and harmonious.
VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
PRODUCTION ZONE AND EXPOSURE:
Hillside vineyards with an eastern exposure.
Sylvoz dwarf; grape yield 1.60 kg per strain.
Grown in the Ronco area where the high percentage of clay (called ponca) and hillside exposition give the wines great depth, aroma and persistence. Yield is 7/8,000 kg per hectare.
Harvesting is done by hand into baskets at different times, the first part is harvested in early September, the remaining part 10 days later.
Soft pressing of the whole grape. A part is also macerated for a few hours. The must is cold settled and fermented at a controlled temperature.
MATURING AND AGING:
It is left to rest on the yeasts until March. Bottling is done the following spring.
Great width hors d’oeuvres, fish, snails as well as with white meats, and matchless with prosciutto. Friulano FCO is the classic Tajut (glass of wine) enjoyed with friends.