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Pinot Bianco Colli Orientali Friuli DOC

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Tasting Notes

Pinot Bianco is an international vine that’s widespread in Burgundy and Germany. It is found in the Colli Friulani territory, one of Italy’s most famous wine-producing areas, whose characteristics enhance this grape’s typical qualities: great structure, good body and an interesting level of acidity.

A very small production at Torre Rosazza delivered an award-winning wine only in its second vintage. Aromas of fragrant spring blossom, orchard fruit, hazelnut and bread crust lead the nose on this refined white. The elegantly structured palate offers creamy yellow apple, lemon drop and mineral alongside crisp acidity that leaves a tangy finish.

This is a great wine for starters, risotto, savory soups or pasta and sliced raw fish. It matches well with oven-roasted pullets and stuffed pheasant.

2014 Vintage rated 90 points Wine Enthusiast and 3 Bicchieri by Gambero Rosso

2015 Vintage rated 90 points Wine Spectator

Winery

Torre Rosazza

Region

Friuli

Varietal

100% Pinot Bianco

Location of Vineyards

Oleis (Comune di Manzano)

Altitude

120-170 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Marly and eocenic

Type of Cultivation

Guyot, 4,500 vines per hectare

Vinification

Whole grapes are placed in the press, where they are softly squeezed. Traditional white-wine vinification in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Partial malolactic fermentation is then carried out.

Aging

The wine rests on yeasts for about 6 months in steel tanks, and then 2 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

13%

Total Production

8,000 bottles

Oenologist

Riccardo Cottarella (Consultant)