Straw yellow in color with bright green highlights. Distinct aromas of almond blossoms with floral undertones of chamomile and a hint of green peppers. Well structured, silky, and refined. This full-bodied wine has a pleasant and long lasting finish.
Wine Maker Notes
The Collio’s hilly terrain, formed during the Eocene period, is composed of layers of sandstone and loam rock (limestone and clay) that were once the ocean floor. Today the sea, which is about twenty kilometers (12 miles) away, and the nearby Alps send afternoon breezes over the vineyards, cooling the grapes after a warm day of sun. Proximity to mountains and sea, along with the mineral-rich but poor soils, create the ideal situation for producing complex, well-structured wines that are very age-worthy. These soils are impermeable so rainwater flows off their surface, producing little erosion and preventing standing water.
The grapes were cold macerated and fermented in stainless steel (85%) and oak (15%). The wine was aged for eight months on its lees and eight months in bottle.