One of the autochthonous Friulian vines of which we have the most ancient testimonies. It finds wide diffusion on the Colli di Rosazzo due to the high quality of the wines, both still and sparkling. With a fine and delicate aroma and a good natural acidity, it strikes as fresh and slender.
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)
Terracing Height: 130-170 m slm.
4 months in steel.
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.
The de-stemmed grapes are subjected to cold maceration with a modern system of saturation of the atmosphere in order to avoid oxidation. Soft pressing follows. Alcoholic fermentation in steel containers kept at a controlled temperature. After fermentation, the wine rests on the yeasts for at least 4 months before being bottled.
The color is straw yellow of medium intensity.
It has clear and floral aromas in which melon and a light citrus note of blood orange stand out.
At taste it is slender, very fresh and tasty, with the characteristic orange note perceived on the nose.
Alcohol 13,0% vol., Total Acidity 6,0 g/l