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A white wine obtained from a blend of native Friulano grapes and international varieties that thrive in Friuli, especially in Collio, with its outstandingly favourable geology, soil types and site climates. Bright straw yellow, shading into pale gold. The characterful nose reveals subtle hints of toastiness and vanilla, leading into an impressive palate with well-extracted fruit, thanks in part to the late harvest. There are distinct hints of citrus fruit on both nose and palate. The complex, well-sustained palate is seamless from entry through to the leisurely finish.
Friulano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.
Zuani, Giasbana, in the municipality of San Floriano del Collio (GO), in the COLLIO DOC zone.
Marl and sandstone of mid-oceanic origin; superb aspect and position, with a medium to steep slope.
Cold maceration, then maturing in small new barrels of French oak with lees stirring, daily at first, then weekly.
A "meditation wine" to enjoy on its own, or with light starters, baked rice or pasta, shellfish, crustaceans and white meats; serve at about 16 °C.
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