Uve Carate Bianco Riserva
Uve Carate Bianco Riserva
Provenance of grapes:
From the vineyards of Castello di Buttrio
Alternate layers of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin, known as “ponca” in Friulian
Vineyards sites:
Hillslope rows, planted on ledges for improved vineyard management
Site climate:
The location in the hills at Castello di Buttrio, 142 metres above sea level, ensures perfect air circulation and the ideal range of day-night temperatures at harvest time brings the grapes to optimal ripeness
Age of vines:
20-80 years
Training system:
Vineyard management:
Integrated low environmental impact management encourages the grapes to express the territory
Harvest period:
Decided on the basis of periodic grape tastings and monitoring of sugar, acidity and aromatic ripeness
Soft pressing. Settling at 14 °C for 72 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18-20 °C, after which partial malolactic fermentation is completed
For 8 months on the fermentation lees kept in suspension by periodic stirring. After 12 months in stainless steel tanks, the wine goes into bottle, where it ages for a further 15-18 months before release to market
Release to market:
26 months after the harvest
Sensory profile:
Appearance: Bright yellow
Nose: Wafts of broom, dandelions, honeydew and mango
Palate: Freshness, class and natural balance is set off by long-lingering persistence and complex structure
Food matchings:
Delicious with baked pasta or Friuli’s traditional damson dumplin- gs. Try with fish or white meats baked in the oven or served with spices and aromatic herbs
Serving temperature:
10°-12° C
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