Born from the natural attitude of Torre Rosazza to go further, towards a continuous search for the exaltation of the territory and its products. From four sparkling wine tests on native vines, the Schioppettino grapes obtained the most satisfactory results with the refermentation in the bottle according to the Champenoise method. A real oenological gem: a Blanc de Noir with a Friulian taste.
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)
Terracing Height: 130-170 m slm.
Grape Training: Guyot.
Density di 3500 trees /hectare
yield about: 60-70 quintals/hectare
24 months sur lies
clayey marl alternating with layers of sandstone. The "Ponca" shows low fertility and good capacity to hold water, gives uniques features to the grapes and the wine such as full-bodied taste and colour, tannins, and minerality. The location of the vineyards on terracings, the Ronchi (top of the hills), and the perfect exposure allow the full ripening of the grapes. Ventilation is good thanks to the Bora and the winds coming from the Adriatico Sea. The remarkable temperature range between day and night makes the grapes more flavoured and sugary.
The grapes are harvested manually between the end of August and the first ten days of September, in crates which, taken to the cellar, are immediately processed at a low temperature, with a yield limited to 50% to obtain a "white" must from a "black" grapes. The must undergoes a first alcoholic fermentation and remains on the yeasts for 24 months.
The color is bright golden yellow. Minute and persistent perlage.
The scent is intense and persuasive, with clear hints of small fruits and nuances of cloves
The taste on the palate is full and decisive, with spicy hints typical of the Schioppettino grape; the taste lasts long and it is very satisfying.
Alcohol 12,5 % vol., Total acidity 8 g/l BRUT typology 8g/l residual sugars
Ribolla Gialla is the native vine of Friuli. An icon of the Eastern Hills, a jewel of Torre Rosazza. Chosen for its marked acidity and low alcohol content, it has found a particular expression in the sparkling version, a type of reference especially in the lower area of the Ronchi.