Villa Russiz

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Friulano, Collio DOC – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Collio DOC
    • Location: On hills in the vicinity of the winery, on mainly south-facing slopes
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Soil: Marl; “ponca” clay with limestone
    • Density: 4,500-5,000 vines/hectare (1,820-2,025 vines/acre)
    • Training: Arched cane and guyot trained
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 17
  • Vinification

    • Perfectly ripened grapes are hand-harvested during the chilly early hours of the day. The bunches are then quickly carried to the cellar where they are gently pressed. The first must is pumped into temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is kept on its lees for at least 6 months before bottling, 8 months after harvest.

  • Technical Information

    • Vintage Composition: 100% Friulano
    • Production (in cases): 25,000 bottles
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.5g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale straw with greenish tints and a characteristic note of bitter almonds on the nose; delicate and refined, soft and round (with slightly lower acidity than the other whites in the range). Pair with hors d’oeuvres, first courses including pasta and risotto; fish, in particular shellfish.



  • Friulano, Collio DOC – 2014 – 90 points –

    "A white with sliced apple, lemon and aniseed aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a flavorful finish. Some slate and mineral character..."