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Alcohol (% vol): 13,00
Residual sugar: dry
Vintage: 2012
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Friulano

DESCRIPTION

Known today as Friulano, it's Friuli's traditional wine with lots of personality and typicity.
Well-structured, with harmonious, fruit-led complexity, the palate signs off with a characteristic after-aroma of bitter almonds.

WINE PROFILE  
Variety: Friulano
Denomination: Friuli Colli Orientali
Designated zone: D.O.C.
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Friulano
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Harvest period: Last ten days of September
Harvest method: Manual
Vinification: The grapes are carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit is soft crushed. The must obtained is then allowed to settle. The must ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in the stainless steel containers for six months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.
Sensory characteristics:
Appearance: bright yellow with wonderful greenish hues.

Nose: vigorous, balsamic, and mineral notes, persistent; true varietal characteristics; aromas of mint, citrus peel, vanilla, liquorice, gunpowder, thyme, marjoram, eucalyptus and starfruit; hints of pineapple, cardamom, almond, sage, longan and acacia flowers.

Palate: well-balanced, full, elegant, complex and harmonious with floral, fruit and mineral notes; nice acidity; typical bitter almond aftertaste integrated with a pleasant balsamic note on the long finish.

Serving suggestions: Traditionally drunk as an aperitif in Friuli, pairs great with prosciutto crudo, salami and other sliced meats; pairs pleasantly with fish dishes and fresh and fatty cheeses.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14 °C
 
 
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