Villa Russiz

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Friulano, Collio DOC – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Collio DOC
    • Location: On hills in the vicinity of the winery, on mainly south-facing slopes
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: 22 years old, on average
    • Soil: Marl; “ponca” clay with limestone
    • Density: 4500 – 5000 vines/ha (1800-2200 vines/acre)
    • Training: Arched cane and Guyot trained
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20, 2016
  • Vinification

    • Perfectly ripened grapes are hand-harvested during the chilly early hours of the day. The bunches are then quickly carried to the cellar where they are gently pressed. The first must is pumped into temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is kept on its lees for at least 6 months before bottling, 8-9 months after harvest.

  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale straw yellow with greenish tints and a characteristic note of bitter almonds on the nose. Delicate and refined, soft and round (with slightly lower acidity than the other whites in the range.)

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Friulano
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.28 g/L
    • RS: 0.4 g/L

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  • Friulano, Collio DOC – 2016 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Enticing scents of hawthorn, honeysuckle and white stone fruit mingle together in this elegant, structured white. The medium-bodied, savory palate delivers Bartlett pear, ripe apricot and lemon drop notes."

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