Friuli's favorite sweet wine grape takes on a new role in this unique classic method sparkling wine. Four years of aging lead to a fine perlage and a long-lasting finish. A great introduction to Friuli wines for bubbly lovers, this wine will surprise you with its complex and nuanced nose and flavors as it pleasantly glides across the palate.
Typology: Sparkling wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Verduzzo Harvesting: By hand Fermentation and refinery: Whole bunches directly in the press, using only first juice running. 48-72 month sur-lie, zero dosage. Alcohol Percentage: 13.0% Tasting notes: On the nose, it recalls bread crust and honey. Dry and structured in the mouth of extreme persistence. Serving Suggestions: Excellent with aperitifs, appetizers and desserts.
Sharing a name with the town where the Genio vineyards are located, Savorgnano del Torre, this hand-crafted wine is a true representation of the terroir. This 100% Friulano is a classic expression of this historic local varietal, with almond notes, and is a great introduction to the varietal.
Typology: White wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Friulano Harvesting: By hand in September Fermentation and refinery: The bunches are gently pressed and after 25 days of fermentation (1/3 in oak barriques and 2/3 in stainless steel tanks), it ages for 9 months on the lees. An additional 2-3 months in the bottle before distribution. Alcohol content: 13.5% vol. Temperature for serving: 12-14°C (53-57°F) Tasting notes: Pale straw yellow color with greenish hints. Strong and round taste, with characteristic notes of almonds, chamomile and wildflowers. Slightly lower acidity than the other whites in the range. Pairing Suggestions: Perfect with cured meats, splendid with vegetables.
The small Genio vineyard lies on the slope of a hill so steep, no machines can handle the terrain. The vines are handled completely by hand, resulting in high-quality wines with a special touch. Taste for yourself a "handmade wine" when you try Credere, a 100% Refosco wine that is spicy when young but ages into a rich, intense and elegant wine.
Typology: Red wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Refosco Harvesting: By hand in October Fermentation and refinery: Grapes are de-stemmed and let to ferment and macerate for 30 days. After racking the wine is matured in French oak barriques for 16 months. It is then blended in stainless steel vats and finally matures for 5 months in the bottle. Alcohol: 13.5% Tasting notes: Intense, dark ruby red. Dry and high in tannins and acidity. Spicy when young but ages exceptionally well becoming rich, intense and elegant. Age this wine at home for 5 years before enjoying. Serving Suggestions: Barbecue and grilled meats, pork with plum or apple sauce, first courses with rich full-bodied sauces.
After Italy's loss of a lawsuit, "Friulano" became the new name of "Tocai", a wine produced usually in a sweet form in Hungary. This varietal, native to the area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire crossing into the borders of what is now Friuli is dry and delicate with slight undertones of wildflowers and almonds and good structure.
This Friulano by Ronc dai Luchis is an excellent introduction to the grape if you are not already familiar. Fine and delicate with a delightful aroma of wildflowers and nuts, you won't miss the typical almond note we've come to love with Friulano.
Typology: White wine Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia Grape variety: 100% Friulano Harvesting: By hand from late August to early September Fermentation and refinery: De-stemmed, then softly pressed and aged in stainless steel for 5 months, where there is contact with the lees for texture. Alcohol Percentage: 13.5% Temperature for Serving: 12°C Tasting notes: Fine, delicate wine, with an intense aroma reminiscent of wild flowers, with a dry, soft taste and good structure. Serving Suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, for appetizers, with fish and white meat.
The Ronc dai Luchis winery is located in Faedis, a town northeast of Udine at the base of the eastern hills of Friuli. It is a small, family business and the Refosco di Faedis vines (also known as Refosco Nostrano) are approximately 80 years old.
This wine is fruity but full-bodied, with a light acidity which is typical of Refosco di Faedis, and can be sipped before dinner or to conclude a wonderful meal. We bring to you the reserve version with a black label, to introduce you to this varietal in a special way.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Refosco di Faedis Harvesting: By hand in 10 kilogram boxes. De-stemming and soft crushing Aging: Aged two years in oak casks, and six months in bottle. Alcohol: 13.5% vol. Temperature for serving: Best expressed when served at room temperature Tasting notes: Intense purplish red color, scent of violets, rose hips, and berries. It has a dry, full, warm taste, and a good texture. Ideal for medium to long-term aging. Pairing Suggestions: It goes well with fatty meats, game, and traditional dishes from the Friuli region including cotechino sausage, pappardelle with duck sauce, wild boar, and lamb chops.