Vineyards close to the River Piave between the provinces of Treviso and Venice.
Vineyards facing East-West and North-South with 3,000/4,000 plants per hectare. The vines are 6/10 years old.
Average output 1 to 3 kilos per plant depending on the grape variety.
Grapes: Glera, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc.
Training system: Sylvoz.
In September, after being harvested, the grapes undergo a soft pressing; the resulting must is left to decant for a few hours and then the limpid part is subject to the primary fermentation, which occurs at 18°C for 10 to 12 days. The new wine is left on its “fine lees” for a few weeks, then it is racked to pressurized vats, where bubbles form. The process lasts approximately 20-25 days and it is followed by a few days of ageing on the lees. The wine is then bottled and left to age in the bottle for a few weeks.
Bead: Very fine and continuous.
Colour: Light straw yellow.
Aroma: Elegant, clear, fruity and inviting.
Taste: Complex, with varietal hints, pleasantly soft and balanced.
Alcohol by volume (% vol.) 11.00 – 12.00
Sugar (g/l) 10.00 – 11.00
Total acidity (g/l) 5.50 – 6.50
6°C - 8°C (serve immediately after opening).
Keep in a cool, dry place, away from heat and light.
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