San Quirino, comune in the province of Pordenone, Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Zui, this is the newest commercial vineyard, situated in a particularly “wild” area.
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 hotsummers. 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.
Single varietal Ribolla Gialla, Ersa 180 clone.
Vineyard with NNW-SSE exposure. Density of 4,500 plants/hectare with average planting space of 2.25 x 1.00. Training system: Cappuccina. Average Yield 50 – 55 hl/ha.
Vineyard at 145 meters above sea level.
The grapes are handpicked and after soft pressing with pneumatic presses, “alternative” static decantation of the must and inoculation of selected yeasts, they are brought to fermentation at a controlled temperature (14 – 16 °C).
The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with static control of the temperature (14 – 16 °C), and subsequently on lees sediment.
Straw yellow color, slightly greenish. Floral and fragrant scent, dry, fresh, light flavor, but with good persistence in the mouth.
An excellent wine with cold starters, with sour lemon sauces, soups and vegetable based first courses, creams and soft fish.
Ideal serving temperature, 10 – 12 °C. Wine preferably served in a classic tulip shaped glass.
Alcohol content 12.5 – 13%
Total acidity 5.7 – 6.1 g/l
pH 3.3 – 3.35
Residual sugar content 3.2 – 3.6 g/l