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TYPE OF WINE: White, sweet, Picolit Collio.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Monovarietal Picolit.

ZONE OF PRODUCTION: Hillside, 160-180 metres above sea level, southwest exposure, town of Spessa di Capriva (GO), Italy.

SOIL: Typical of the Collio zone, called "ponca", made up of marly rocks consisting of very friable mineral elements with good water retention.

COLOUR: "Appearance" of more or less intense golden yellow.

BOUQUET: Mouth-filling, intense, fruity with well defined hints of acacia, freesia, apricots, ripe peach and notes of honey.

TASTE: Appropriately sweet, warm, of aristocratic quality, great balance and harmony, long and persistent complex aromatic sensations on the palate.

PAIRING: It is known as a sipping wine, excellent with fois gras, gorgonzola served with honey, pear or fig jam, also pleasing with almond tea biscuits.

SERVE: At the temperature of +14° to +15°C. Uncork half an hour before serving.

CONSUMPTION AND AGEING POTENTIAL: If stored in the proper conditions, its personality remains unchanged for many years.

TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, short pruning which results in low yields and a high concentration of quality.

YIELD PER HECTARE: 40 quintals of grapes per hectare.

HARVEST: The grapes, harvested by hand late in the ripening period in the beginning of October, have been delicately selected cluster by cluster and raisined for approximately 20 days in a special room.

VINIFICATION: Without the skins through soft crushing, which takes place in horizontal bladder presses.


FERMENTATION: 50% fermentation in small wooden containers, 50% in small temperature controlled stainless steel containers at the controlled temperature of +18° to +24°C.

AGEING: 8 months in barriques.

ALCOHOL: 14.0% vol*

(* Depending on the year, the analytical values may vary slightly

Pighin, Picolit del Collio DOC, 2016

SKU: 12623_2016
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