Friuli Aquileia DOC
OriginFriuli Aquileia Doc.
GrapesPure Sauvignon Blanc of two different clones, one from Italy R 3, and one from France, Entav 108.
Type of Soil
The vine is located in Strassoldo, in the heart of the Aquila DOC area. The soil has a medium density structure that is run through by drainage layers of gravel and siliceous matter.
Training SystemVines are espalier arranged with Guyot pruning. The green management is extremely important and carried out by hand, with meticulous care. Leaf stripping is carried out manually, removing the lower leaves in front of the grapes to encourage a drier and he
Plant Density5,000 vines per hectare. The vine was planted in 1999.
Yield1.1 kg of grapes per vine (50/60 quintals per hectare).
Vinification and Maturation
Grapes are harvested manually into boxes, selecting the very best grapes early morning. The boxes each weigh 15-20 kg and are taken into a room with temperature regulated to 4-6°C, where they remain until the next day (20-22 hours). The whole grapes are gently pressed and the two vines fermented separately at controlled temperatures of 14-16°C. Maturation on the yeasts for 8 months and subsequent assemblage by Prof. Denis Dubourdieu.