San Quirino, comune in the province of Pordenone, Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Wide flat area consisting of the alluvial fan of the Cellina River.
This is a thick alluvium layer of sediment made up of limestone and dolomite created by glacial melt-water, at the foot of the Dolomiti Friulane Mountains.
In San Quirino the climate is temperate warm, with harsh winters and hot summers. Significant rainfall, distributed over 94 days a year, results in 1.362 mm of precipitation. The average solar energy is 1,373 Kw/h per square meter and the average temperature over the course of a year is 19.5 °C. July, the hottest month, has an average low of 16 °C and an average high of 29.7 °C.
A blend of white aromatic varieties.
The grapes are handpicked and after soft pressing with pneumatic presses (0.20 – 0.75 Atm), “alternative” static decantation of the must and inoculation of selected yeasts, they are brought to fermentation at a controlled temperature (12 – 14 °C). The temperature of the fermentation is deliberately kept very low, in order to enhance the fresh and fruity notes of this wine. When the fermentation has finished, the wine is decanted and made clear by avoiding lengthy contact with its lees sediment, in order to enhance its immediate
pleasantness. It remains in temperature controlled steel containers until bottling.
Deep straw yellow in color. Complex fragrance with pleasant fruity notes giving it an element of distinctiveness.
Wine for an aperitif, pleasantly soft. Particularly captures the balance between acidity and the soft body of the wine. Good pairing with first course vegetable dishes.
Ideal serving temperature, 10 – 12 °C. Wine preferably served in a medium sized narrow and open glass.
Alcohol content 12.0 – 12.5%
Total acidity 6.0 – 6.9 g/l
pH 3.40 – 3.55
Residual sugar content 4.0 – 5.5 g/l