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Vie di Romans
Vie di Romans Chardonnay 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.    Vie di Romans means “road of the Romans” in Friulano dialect and refers to the Roman road that connected the cities of Acquilea and Cividale which once passed through this vineyard.


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

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli
Orientation: North-South, East-West
Elevation: 105 ft
Vines Planted: 1995
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,428
Soil: Medium deep with gravel-pebble texture, reddish clay from ferrous and aluminum oxide

Vinification
Cold maceration at 46°F for 20 hours, followed by cold settling; fermentation in stainless steel tanks using select yeasts for 22 days with no malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Matured on lees for eight months in French barriques and bottle refined for nine months

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow color
Bouquet: Intense and complex nose with aromas of vanilla, citrus, ripe golden apple, and hints of toasted coconut
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh, rich, well balanced with a persistent mineral finish
Pairings: Ideal with seafood dishes, pasta and first courses, barbecues

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 43,500 bottles