It might sound strange, but until the end of the Seventies a grape so common around the world as Chardonnay was, here in Friuli, confused with Pinot Bianco. Although in the Oriental part of this region such grape variety has a great potential, it has not yet found a place into producers’ hearts. It is anyway possible to find examples proving that they can compete in quality with great Chardonnays from other areas of the world: Jurosa is one of them. Its warmth, combined with its Nordic appeal, delineates its evolution together with its ability to improve and develop through years.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing area: San Lorenzo Isontino - Gorizia
Soil type: calcareous, gravel soils on a broad alluvial shelf 60 meters above sea level
Average age of vines: 25 years
Training system: Guyot
Intensity of plant: 5.200 vines/ha
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: 6 years
Serving temperature: 12/14°C
Food pairing: rabbit with thyme.