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D.O.C.G. Colli Orientali del Friuli

A very ancient grape variety which according to some sources was cultivated as far back as Roman times. It delighted the palates of Popes and emperors in courts throughout Europe. Produced in extremely limited quantities, since the 2006 harvest it is the proud holder of the controlled and guaranteed designation of origin certification, valid only for the Colli Orientali del Friuli (‘Eastern hills of Friuli’) area, where about 60 hectares are currently given over to the specialised cultivation of this precious native variety, once at risk of extinction but fortunately now restored to its former glory.

  • Type of grape variety Autoctono
  • Grape variety Pure Picolit
  • Type Sweet white
  • Name of vineyard “Chiesetta”, located in the town of Cividale del Friuli
  • Planting year 1997
  • Exposure South-West
  • Grape production per hectare 30 q.li
  • Training Cappuccina
  • Harvest Very late, with grapes raisined on drying racks
  • Alcohol content 14% vol.
  • Total acidity 6.0 gr./l.
  • Serving temperature 13°C
  • Storage period 10-15 years

The grapes, coming from areas of very low yield and in specialised cultivation, are subjected to soft pressing and the must thus obtained is clarified by decanting. The vinification continues with the alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (20-22 ° C) in stainless steel containers. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 8-9 months in oak barrels, taking particular care of the preservation and evolution of the "fine lees", with frequent bâtonnage (stirring).

Colour Bright golden yellow wine, sometimes almost amber, after a few years of ageing. The aroma is intense, floral, fruity, incredibly complex, reminiscent of honeycomb. On the palate it is sweet-not-sweet, velvety, harmonious, full-bodied and powerful.

Great wine for contemplation, surprisingly good on mature, spicy cheeses and on the “formadi frant”. Also excellent with foie gras and with baked goods.


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