Denomination: IGT Bianco delle Venezie
Grapes: 90% Fleurtai, 10% Sauvignon Kretos
Location: Friuli Venezia Giulia, province of Pordenone
Area of Production: Frattina Vineyard
Altitude: 6 m a.s.l.
Exposure: North South
Soil: Clay, limestone with sea marine fossil sediments.
Training System: Guyot
Harvest: Hand selection of grapes.
Vinification: After destemming and soft pressing, fermentation is carried on in stainless steel tanks and partly in barriques at 16°C for 30 days.
Ageing: On the lees for 7 months (50% in barriques, 50% in steel tanks)
with frequent battonage.
Bottling: End of April
Bottles Produced: 2500
Alcohol: 13,5% vol
Colour: Gold yellow.
Flavours: Soft notes of sweet spices like vanilla are perfectly balanced with the fruity aromas typical of white fruits such as peach and citrus fruit.
Taste: The wine is rich, important and warm on the palate. Intense and fresh, with final almond and honey aftertaste.
Pairing: Recommended with starter dishes with mushroom. Ideal with important fish dishes like baked seabass and seabream or Tuna steak; also good with white rind bloomy cheese and goat cheese.
Temperature of Service: 10-12°C
2017 was a good year until frost occured in the second half of April. Luckily the vines’ resistance saved the buds and let them sprout properly. The new buds, although with fewer grapes, brought a good quality harvest. A dry summer allowed fewer phytosanitary treatments. Unfortunately the grape production was reduced even more due to heavy hailstorm in early August. A careful leaves pruning and an accurate work of our winemaker and technicians allowed to produce a good vintage where the know-how was very important in order to achieve a final great result.