Unbelievably smooth, black pepper/black plum elegance from Friuli. Haunts dreams.
|Article number:||Unbelievably smooth, black pepper/black plum elegance from Friuli. Haunts dreams.|
Grape variety: Schioppettino
Appellation: Collio & Colli Orientali del Friuli
Region: Friuli, IT
Average Vine Age: 40
Farming practices: Certified organic. Hand harvested off 4 blocks: Albans, Ronc dal Polonet, Golan.
Vinification: Blocks vinified separately. De-stemmed and about 20-30% whole bunch. Spontaneous cool fermentation. Gentle punch down daily. The aim is infusion rather than extraction.
Aging: Racked into barrel (80% neutral, 20% new) for naturally occurring MLF. Racking is avoided during the 18 months in barrel prior to bottling, following a light filtration and minimal SO2.