Collio Friulano 'San Lorenzo'

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  • Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Method & Production

A single vineyard wine, the Friulano grapes are hand harvested from vines surrounding the San Lorenzo Church in Brazzano di Cormons. Gentle whole bunch pressing (no prior de-stemming). Spontaneous ferment in stainless steel using native yeasts. The lees are transferred to used French oak for 30 days, the purpose of which is to cleanse the lees to avoid their reductive effect, by the biochemical interaction between the tannins of the oak and the organic matter of the lees. Once the lees are reintegrated with the wine they have an anti-reductive effect, opening the wine and naturally stabilizing all potential instabilities (acidic, proteic, etc). The wine matures on the oaked lees for 18 months in stainless steel. After this time, the wine is bottled with a light filtration. 'San Lorenzo' spends a minimum of one and a half years in bottle before release. 

Tasting notes

A text-book example of this native variety. Dry, slightly aromatic, elderberry, fine-herbs aromas with nutty, almost almondy finish. Good acidity, beautiful balance, minerality.

Food matching

Prosciutto crudo