Grapes: Friulano(40%), Malvasia Istriana (40%), Ribolla Gialla (20%)
A deep and powerful wine, 2017 was hot, the flavours lean towards rich citrus and blood orange, waxy and full with elements of dry hay, salt and honey. 13.5%
A wine that has truly hit its stride, this is now one of the greatest white wines of the Friuli.
The Friulano is de-stemmed before going through a spontaneous* fermentation on the skins, in open oak casks using no temperature control, then matured for 1 year in a large oak barrel. The Ribolla Gialla and Malvasia Istriana are macerated* on the skins for eight to twelve days before being fermented and aged in tonneaux*. After a year these wines are assembled in a concrete egg and left for 3 years. The wine is then bottled unclarified and unfiltered and cellared for at least a year before being released.
2016 (13.5%) Bonfire, dried leaves, roasted almond, candied tangerine skin and honey. Textured waxy fruit, pithy and rich, floral, deep apple, salt and almond flavours. A remarkable and fantastic wine.
3500 bottles made.
2015 Unrestrained joy on so many levels. Big waxy fruit, spiced with yellow berry and ripe apple, a legend. The quantities made are tiny. 13.5% Awarded 94/100 by Decanter Jul21
White - Dry Full Bodied