Conte d'Attimis Picolit
Varietal: 100% Picolit
Harvesting: after raisining of the grapes on the vine in the second half of October, the grapes are manually harvested by a qualified, suitably trained workforce of the winery. The best grapes in the field are selected and then deposited in single layers into raisining crates of no more than 4 kg. Raisining then takes place in a drying room for approximately two months.
Wine Process: fermentation (without skins) with gentle pressing at low temperature.
Aging: in a tank, resting on the fine lees, kept at a low temperature to prevent fermentation from restarting. At the end of this period, the wine is bottled and refined for more than a year in a bottle laid horizontally in the underground estate cellar.
Notes: The jewel in the crown of Friuli wine growing, Picolit is an extraordinarily fine wine. Its golden colour, the elegant sensations that it gives to the nose are reminiscent of candied and dried fruit and honey with intense hints of wild flower. This wine is sweet and elegant on the palate and is refined and harmonious with fruity flavours (apricot, figs) and hints of honey. It is most striking for the breadth of the taste-smell sensations that range from broom to citrus fruits and marzipan and for its tempting persistence.
Food and wine pairings: This wine is best enjoyed on its own: it is a great sipping wine. One unusual but very effective pairing is picolit served with sharp cheeses.