Denomination: Doc Friuli Grave
Location: Friuli Venezia Giulia, province of Pordenone
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Area of Production: Villaraccolta Vineyard, Pasiano
Altitude: 8 m a.s.l.
Exposure: North South
Training System: Guyot
Harvest: Mechanical harvest in the first decade of September
Vinification: After destemming and soft crush pressing, fermentation is carried on in stainless steel tanks at 14°C for 30 days.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks with frequent battonage.
Bottling: End of April
Bottles Produced: 25.000
Alcohol: 13,5 % vol
Colour: Straw yellow with golden nuances.
Flavours: Delicate smell and elegant bouquet, with clear aroma of golden apple, pear, citrus and tropical fruits.
Taste: Dry, with well balanced acidity and softness.
Pairing: Good for aperitif; recommended with starter course like vegetable risotto. Perfect with fried fish.
Temperature of Service: 8-10°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.