FIORE DI CAMPO
Grape varieties: Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Growing area: Right bank of Isonzo river – San Lorenzo
Soil type: Calcareous, gravel soils on a broad alluvial shelf 60 metres above sea level
Average age of vines: 10 years
Training system: Guyot 5.200 – 5.600 vines/ha
Production: 55 – 60 hl/ha
Bottles produced: 30.000 (average)
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 20-22°C. Maturation on the fine lees in the same fermentation containers continues for 8 months with frequent bâtonnage. After bottling the wine is cellared for a brief period before release.
Ageing potential: 4 – 6 years
Serving temperature: 11° C
Food Pairing: Tagliatelle with spider crab
The history and chronicles of the war of Tocai, a bloodless yet high pitched war between Friuli and Hungary, is now enduring since 15 years.
At the moment Hungary is the winner, and Tocai Friulano labels can be released only within Italian borders; out of this Country the wine must be labelled as Friulano.
For what it concerns us, since the beginning we decided to call our Tocai “Fiore di Campo”. A personalized choice, just like its label and the initial target of producing a wine based on Tocai and backed by grapes helping to create a wider complexity and aromatic depth, without being part of what the traditional schemes are.The result is “Fiore di Campo” (Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling).