An ancient, strong and generous native vine that produces an extremely sugary fruit, naturally offset by defined tannins which, thanks to the late harvest, are softened, rounded and perfected. From a late harvest derives a high concentration that gives life to sweet and pleasant wines for convivial and relaxing occasions.
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)
Terraces at 120-150 m amsl.
6 months in bottle
The "Ponca" features low fertility and good water retention, giving unique 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. The Bora and the winds coming from the Adriatico Sea ensure good ventilation. The remarkable temperature shift from day to night makes the grapes more flavoured and sugary.
These grapes are harvested by hand in late October.
After destemming and pressing, the must is fermented at a controlled temperature, partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in oak barrels, where it rests for a year. After this procedure, 6 additional months in bottle follow before its release.
Golden yellow with soft coppery shades.
Nectarine and apricot are perceivable on the nose. When young, there are hints of banana as well.
At taste the sugars' captivating sweetness is mitigated by the vineyard's typical tannic content, which makes it intriguing but never cloying.
Alcohol 13,0% vol., Total acidity 5,2 g/l, Residual sugar 92 g/l