VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Tocai FriulanoPRODUCTION AREA Spessa (Colli Megaluzzi),
Cividale of the Friuli
SOIL TYPE AND DISPOSITION Eocene Marls (Flysch of Cormons) on hill slopes
EXTENSION OF THE VINEYARD 1.2 hectares
ALTITUDE/EXPOSITION 160 m a.s.l., east/south-east
VINEYARD ESTABLISHMENT 1989-1991
VINE DENSITY over 5000 plants/hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM Classic Guyot (8 buds)
YIELD PER PLANT approximately 1 kgGRAPE HARVEST first week of September
WINEMAKING destemmed and crushed the grapes undergo soft pressing. The first-press juice is cooled for 24 hours, racked to remove the lees; the must is then inoculated with selected yeasts and allowed to ferment at a controlled temperature.
AGEING the wine ages on fine lees for a period of 9 months and then in the bottle for further 3 months.