Picolit DOCG

traditionally sweet

#classic #versatile #amabile
A wine with a Nordic character that has taken off from the beaten track of drying out the grapes at length, in the adventurous pursuit of pure territoriality. Sharp and lingering, never cloying, its power lies in the astonishing versatility that allows it to blend smoothly and appealingly with a wide range of dishes. A true classic that draws its inspiration from tradition, amabile rather than sweet.
in the vineyard

Soil: Flysch, interbedded clayey-textured marl and sandstone
Planting pattern: Small parcels surrounded by woodland
Vineyard location: Hillslope terraces
Training system: Guyot simple
Average density: 3500 vines per hectare
Average yield: 0.5 kg per vine
Elevation: 250 metres above sea level
Harvest method: Entirely by hand in small cases, natural raisining in drying rooms
Average age of vineyards: 40 years
Vineyard exposure: South, South-west
Vineyard treatments: Ground cover treatments: copper and mined sulphur
Soil working: Spontaneous ground cover

in the cellar

Vintage 2013

Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in French oak barrels
Maturation: 12 months, ageing on the lees
Number of bottles produced c. 2.000
Alcohol content 12 % Vol
Reducing sugar 104 g/l
Total acidity 5,4 g/l

in the glass

Sensory profile: Sweet white wine, tropical fruits, sumptuously compelling palate, elegant persistence
Recommended matchings: Mature and blue cheese, foie gras, on its own as a meditation wine
Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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