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Vie di Romans
Vieris 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.   

Vieris means “old” in Friulano dialect.  This expansive wine utilizes more French clones than its counterpart Piere.


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

Vineyard Location: Vieris vineyard, Mariano del Friuli
Orientation: North-South, East-West
Elevation: 101 ft
Vines Planted: 1996
Trellising: Simple Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,428
Soil: Shallow with gravel-pebble texture, some clay, reddish hue due to ferrous and aluminum oxide

Vinification
Cold maceration for 20 hours at 46°F followed by cold settling; fermentation in stainless steel tanks ­using select yeasts for 18 days with no malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Matured on lees in French barriques for 10 months and bottle refined for eight months

Tasting Notes
Color: Bight straw yellow
Bouquet: On the nose it shows scents of kiwi, cedro, lemon and melon rind, followed by hints of almond, mineral and mint sensetions
Flavor: On the palate it recalls all the aromas perceived on the nose, with a perfect balance bwtween aromatics, fruit and acidity. Impeccable long lasting finish
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: 27,100 bottles