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Friuli Venezia Giulia
Vie di Romans
Piere Sauvignon Blanc 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.    Piere means “stone” in Friulano dialect and refers to the rocky nature of the microclimate’s soil.

Owner: Gallo Family
Website: www.viediromans.it
Winemaker: Gianfranco Gallo
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard Location: Piere vineyard, Mariano del Friuli
Orientation: North-South
Elevation: 108 ft
Vines Planted: 1995
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,428
Soil: Medium deep with moderate gravel-pebble texture, ­silica-rich clay mixed with conglomerate

Cold maceration at 46°F followed by cold settling; fermentation in stainlessa steel tanks ­using select yeasts for 18 days with no malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Matured on lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks and bottle refined for 10 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow color
Bouquet: The nose is elegant and complex with mineral notes and ripe aromas of citrus and exotic fruits, together with fresh hints of sage and lemon verbena
Flavor: The sip is full, fresh and persistent with a pleasant finish of mint, lime and minerals
Pairings: Ideal with smoked or steamed fish starters, fish soup, grilled fish and risotto with seafood. Excellent also with asparagus based dishes

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 45,306 bottles