Picolit

DOP FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI

This Friulian autochthonous variety of vine with white berry is really ancient and it was already cultivated in the Roman imperial period. It had the honour to delight the palates of popes and emperors for its very noble nature.

This variety of vine is characterized by very limited productions due to particular developments of the grapes which undergo a partial floral abortion, leaving the loose bunch with small and sweet grapes. This causes very low yields per hectare which is an important factor for the quality.

The 2006 vintage is the first D.O.C.G. “Colli Orientali del Friuli – Picolit”: thanks to the identification of its particular value, Picolit is the second D.O.C.G. of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

GRAPES:100% picolit.
GRAPE HARVEST:rigorously manual with an accurate selection of the grapes in cases for drying
VINIFICATION:after a period in drying cell, which lasts about 20 days, at controlled temperature and moisture, it takes place a very soft pressing and then a fermentation at controlled temperature
TRAINING SYSTEM:guyot, cappuccina
COLOUR:intense ancient golden yellow
FRAGRANCE:delicious and enchanting: after the initial nuances of honey, brushstrokes of custard, ripe peach and apricot are perceptible. It is very complex and in addition to fruity notes, floral notes of broom and linden are felt
TASTE:this sweet wine offers unique sensations to the palate. It is harmonious, pleasantly fatty and balanced and it has got an excellent alcoholic content and acidity. The aftertaste is persistent with fruity sensations which remind the perfumes to the nose.
MATCHES WITH FOODS:it moves both alone, during a conversation, and matched with oysters dishes or sea truffles. It combines sumptuously with fatty cheese as “Formadi frant” of Carnia, gorgonzola and mature Taleggio cheese. It pairs well with also some desserts, especially dry confectionery
SERVE AT:15° C