VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Refosco P.R.PRODUCTION AREA Spessa (Colli Megaluzzi),
Cividale of the Friuli
SOIL TYPE AND DISPOSITION Eocene Marls (Flysch of Cormons) on hill slopes
EXTENSION OF THE VINEYARD 0.5 hectare
ALTITUDE/EXPOSITION 160 m a.s.l., south/south-east
VINEYARD ESTABLISHMENT 2002
VINE DENSITY 7150 plants/hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM Classic Guyot (4-5 buds)
YIELD PER PLANT less than 1 kg (4/5 bunches) through bunch thinning after veraison, eliminating the second bunch
GRAPE HARVEST mid September. About 50% of the grapes are hand picked are placed on racks to dry na- turally for about 2 weeks, while the remaining part is left of the plant to over ripen before being harvested.
WINEMAKING destemmed and crushed the grapes are placed in 2.5-tonne French oak vats to ferment for about 30 days, undergoing frequent manual pun- ching of the cap. Fermentation starts with indigenous yeasts. The grape marc is delicately removed from the vats, undergoes soft pressing and the resulting wine is placed in French oak barrels.
AGEING in French oak barrels for about 36 months and further 4 months in the bottle.