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Luisa
Friulano Isonzo del Friuli DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

The origin of the Tocai grape is uncertain. Experts say it was imported from Hungary. Historical documents however prove that the cultivation of Tocai in Veneto and Friuli dates back to 1771. Recent studies show it belongs to the sauvignon grape family, which originated in the Bordeaux region and arrived in Friuli in the mid-1800s. From 2008, after a legal battle with Hungery, Italy was forced to change the name of the grape on the labels, from Tocai to Friulano.


Owner: Comm. Eddi Luisa
Website: www.tenutaluisa.it
Winemaker: Michele Luisa
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Friulano

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli/Corona
Elevation: 165 ft
Vines Planted: 1963-1993
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,400
Soil: Calcareous, with small-sized stones rich in iron and aluminum

Vinification
Cold maceration on the skins with cold, static decantation; fermentation for 12 days in stainless steel vats.

Aging Process
Six months on its lees, two months bottle refinement.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow color
Bouquet: On the nose it is flowery and fruity with hints of bitter almonds
Flavor: On the palate, it is resolutely dry, but thanks to the slight acidity, it always appears round, full-bodied and velvety
Pairings: Ideal with white meat, fresh cheese, risotto, vegetable omelettes and other vegetable recipes

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 51,000 bottles