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Alcohol (% vol): 14,00
Total acidity (g/l): 6,20
Residual sugar: sweet
Vintage: 2000
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Picolit is Friuli’s noblest wine, but its origins are still a matter for debate. It is only since 1750, thanks to the writings of Count Fabio Asquini, that we have any accurate documentation of this “nectar produced by the meagre berries of the bunch”.
The peculiarity of this odd, delicate vine is the partial fertilisation of its flower. This means that only a few, very concentrated berries ripen in each bunch.
A complex wine the colour of old gold, Picolit marries sweet and acidulous sensations, releasing a pervasive aroma of candied peel, vanilla and spring flowers.
In the past, Picolit was the wine of Europe’s nobility. Today, it is admired as a prestigious meditation wine.
Variety: Picolit
Denomination: D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli
Designated zone: Rosazzo Riserva
Area of production: Rosazzo
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: 100% Picolit
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Harvest period: In several selections, beginning in late October
Harvest method: Manually in twice-weekly selections, according to ripeness
Vinification: The part-dried grape was carefully destemmed. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The now-clarified must fermented at controlled temperatures in small casks of French oak, where it matured for about 18 months.
Ageing: After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees in the small oak casks for about 18 months. Bottling took place in autumn 2002. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of 18 months.
Sensory characteristics:
Appearance: intense old golden yellow;

Nose: very complex, sweet, spicy and fruit-rich, with hints of nuts, candied peel, apricot, orange peel, fig, dates and honey; distinct flowery notes of broom and lime blossom;

Palate: complex, sweet, soft, fatty and opulent, with a vibrant balance of acidity and sugar. Lingering after-aroma with fruity sensations that echo the aromatics.

Serving suggestions: A fine partner for full-flavoured, tangy and marbled cheeses. Outstanding with foie gras. Superb as a meditation wine, Picolit is a fine complement to biscuits and fruit-based sweets.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14 °C
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