Pinot Grigio is this wine’s skeleton, as it brings structure, depth, softness and heat. Traminer is important for what concerns aromatic qualities and nose sensations, while Riesling makes it reach a balance with acidity in order to exalt its complexity. The first two grape varieties are late harvested and are fermented and matured in oak barrels.
Three very different grapes are used to produce a unique wine, made by the combination of "Mediterranean" surmaturation notes on a liqueur-sweet register of "Nordic" characteristics.
The 2011 vintage wines have proven to have a superior structure and with time to surprise. The brilliant evolution of this cuvée gives us a dense weave of floral and spicy aromas. The warm sip reminds young and balsamic Madeira. Suitable for accompanying a conversation, ideal with spicy finger foods.
Grape varieties: 40% Gewürztraminer, 40% Pinot Grigio, 20% Riesling
Growing area: San Lorenzo, Corona - Gorizia
Soil type: calcareous, gravel soils on a broad alluvial shelf 60/45 metres above sea level
Vineyard: cultivated with organic fertilization and integrated phytosanitary defense (as per EU legislation) with the abolition of chemical weed control.
Average age of vines: 25 years
Training system: Guyot
Intensity of plant: 5.200 viti/ha
Harvest: late, by hand with careful selection of the grapes. October 2011.
Vinification: fermentation takes place in 500-litre French oak barrels at 22/24°C, followed by maturation on the fine lees in the same barrels for 11 months, with frequent bâtonnage. The wine is cellared for 12 months after bottling.
Ageing potential: 20 years
Serving temperature: 12/14°C
Food pairing: deep fried bread cakes with foie gras.