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Vie di Romans
Flors di Uis Friuli Isonzo DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

The 124 acres of vineyards are located in a niche microclimate that benefits from soil rich in ­alluvial fans and minerals that have been carried there by glaciers over the millennia, as well as, the Bora winds from the east that result in large, daily temperature fluctuations. Flors di Uis is a fantasy term that means “flowering of the grapes” and recalls the sweet, floral ­fragrance of the grapevine blossoms.


Owner: Gallo Family
Website: www.viediromans.it
Winemaker: Gianfranco Gallo
Type: White wine
Varietals: 45% Malvasia Istriana, 15% Friulano, 40% Rhein Riesling

Vineyard Location: Boghis, Ciampagnis and Vie di Romans vineyards in Mariano del Friuli
Orientation: South, East-West
Elevation: 95-111 ft
Vines Planted: 1994 (average)
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,428
Soil: Ranges from shallow to medium depth with gravel-pebble texture, sand-silt with reddish hue

Vinification
Cold maceration for 20 hours at 46°F followed by cold settling; fermentation ­in stainless steel tanks for 16-25 days using select yeasts with no malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Matured on lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks and bottle refined for 9 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow
Bouquet: Charming aromatic bouquet of white flowers, golden apple, apricot, pear, honey, with mineral and citrus sensations
Flavor: On the palate the graceful flavors of Riesling and Malvasia Istriana melt perfectly with the weight and texture of Friulano. Firm acidity and and a clean, rich finish
Pairings: Ideal with more elaborated seafood recipes, like lobster risotto or tuna tartar, and with any spicy dishes

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 21,000 bottles