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Verduzzo Friulano Cràtis

Cratis Verduzzo Friulano Verduzzo Friulano Cràtis Friuli Colli Orientali

Classification
D.O.C.

Grapes
100% Verduzzo Friulano

Position and vineyards
Marly hilly soil: vineyards situated on East and South facing hillsides. Vines trained with modified double arched cane system, 4,000 vines per hectare.

Harvest
By hand, towards the end of September; 60-65 quintals per hectare.

Vinification
The bounches, in perfect condition, are left on straw mats under a Northeast facing toof, from which direction the Bora wind, dry and cold, blows from October to December. The grapes dry naturally and reduce the yield to 18 litres per quintal. Before Christmas the grapes are pressed and a dense must is obtained and left to ferment in French oak barriques , half new and half used. Fermentation and its subsequentarrest are achieved through a system unique to this producer involving heating and cooling of the barriques. This means that the must/wine is not decanted.

Alcohol content
12,5-13 % (sugar residues 180-200 g/l)

Acidity
6,5-7,5 g/l

Organoleptic properties
Intense amber colour; acacia honey, walnut husk and vanilla bouquet. Sweet and concentrated, with hints of dry fruit, figs, citrus fruits and caramel combined with the typical tannin content of the grapes.

Best served with
Perfect with patè de fois gras and fermented cheeses, or to enjoy alone.

Medium annual production
3,000 bottles (0,375 lt).