VINITALY – Verona, April 9th/12th 2017 - Hall 7 Stand A2
Type of wine: White, dry, Chardonnay Friuli Grave.
Producer: Fernando Pighin & Figli S.agr. a r.l.
Grape varieties: Monovarietal Chardonnay.
Zone of production: Fraz. Risano, Pavia di Udine (UD), Italy.
Soil: Moderately loose-packed, with patches of gravel.
Training system: Mainly single Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, short pruning which limits grape production, making it more complex and structured.
Yield per hectare: 85 quintals of grapes per hectare.
Harvest: During the period of optimal ripeness, on 12 September.
Vinification: Grapes conditioned at +10° C and vinification without the skins through soft crushing.
Must to fruit ratio: 68%.
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats for 18 days at a controlled temperature of +16° to +22° C.
Ageing: Wine stored in the cellar at a constant temperature of +12° C, stabilised in refrigeration rooms until bottling.
Alcohol content: 13.5% by vol.
Residual sugar: 1.50 g/l.
Total acidity: 5.60 g/l in tartaric acid.
Colour: Straw yellow, with evident greenish tinges.
Aroma: Clean-tasting and fruity, with sweet aromas of vanilla and fresh flowers.
Taste: Fresh, crisp, full and balanced with a light citrusy finish.
Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, pairs well with fish-based appetizers, soups, remarkable with white meats, goes especially well with shellfish.
Serve: At the temperature of +11° to +12° C. Uncork just before serving.
Consumption and ageing potential: Ideal when consumed young. If stored well, its personality improves and it can age for 2 - 3 years