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A unique wine, the noblest of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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Picolit is Friuli’s noblest wine, but its origins are still a matter for debate. It is only since 1750, thanks to the writings of Count Fabio Asquini, that we have any accurate documentation of this “nectar produced by the meagre berries of the bunch”. The peculiarity of this odd, delicate vine is the partial fertilisation of its flowers. This means that only a few, very concentrated berries ripen in each bunch. A complex wine the colour of old gold, Picolit marries sweet and acidulous sensations, releasing a pervasive aroma of candid peel, vanilla and spring flowers. In the past, Picolit was the wine of Europe’s nobility. Today, it is admired as a prestigious meditation wine.

Mainly trained in the Cappuccina system, the vines of our Picolit benefit from marl and sandstone soils of Eocene origin. The 2017 harvest took place from early October to the end of November. The healthy and perfectly ripe grapes are harvested by hand according to ripeness, in small crates, to preserve the integrity of the berry. Carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period, the fruit is then soft crushed and the must obtained is allowed to settle. The must ferments at controlled temperature in small casks of French oak. After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees to enhance savouriness, creaminess and aging potential. The bottled wine is then aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars.

Picolit D.O.C.G. Colli Orientali del Friuli 2017 15 % abv.


Tasting notes


Concentrated old gold


Unique and stylish with complex aromas. Vibrant floral notes of mimosa, acacia, wild rose and saffron blend with dates, carame- lised figs, candied ginger, dried apricots and candied citrus peel. A lovely hint of sweet spice nutmeg appears alongside subtle toasty sensations and dried fruit.


Luscious, with perfectly balanced texture, sweetness and acidity. Fragrant apricot jam, figs and walnuts, passion fruit and elderflowers, blending with sweet hints of acacia honey, cinnamon, amaretto, almond paste, and creme brulée. A long, lingering finish bursting with ripe tropical fruit and sweet spices.

Food pairings:

A wonderful ‘meditation wine’ and ideal partner for flavoursome strong or blue cheeses. Also perfectly matched with tea biscuits and excellent with foie gras.


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