This wine is made from an ancient autochthonous variety cultivated as far back as Roman times. Its lovely bouquet is absolutely unmistakable.
DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI
A native Friuli wine which has been enjoyed at court across Europe throughout history. White and dry, straw yellow in colour width green highlights. Elegant flowery and fruity aromas width a sustained acidity well-balanced in the body.
VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
Ribolla Gialla 100%.
PRODUCTION ZONE AND EXPOSURE:
Vineyards in north eastern and south eastern exposure.
Dwarf Capuccina and Sylvoz.
Grown in the Ronco area where the high percentage of clay (called ponca) and hillside exposition give the wines their depth, aroma and persistence. Yield is 9/10,000 kg per hectare.
Late September by hand into baskets.
Short cold maceration of the destemmed grapes (at 7°C for 7/8 hours) and soft pressing. Cold settled (at about 5°C) and fermentation with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature (18°C).
MATURING AND AGING:
Left to rest on the yeasts until the spring (when bottling is done) and aged in the bottle for a few months.
Cold hors d’oeuvres, sweet-sour sauces, soups, vegetables and fish.