Livon Manditocai Friulano (750ml)
Friuli Venezia Giulia
The history of Livon wines dates back 1964 when Dorino Livon bought his first vineyards on the hills of Collio, in Italy’s North eastern region of Friuli bordering Slovenia. He built a winery perfectly equipped with the most technologically advanced systems in order to produce high quality and fresh white and red wines. The Collio region is re-known for producing some of Italy’s most enduring white wines. Livon has a diverse portfolio of wines and has earned a reputation for crafting brilliant white wines in Collio, though their holdings have expanded to other areas in Italy. Livon produces both approachable everyday drinking white wines as well as limited production wines from designated Cru and Gran Cru sites.
Made from the grape Tocai Friulano (also simply known as Friulano as not to be confused with the Hungarian wine Tokaji) grown on marl and clay soil. The grapes are hand harvested and whole cluster pressed and the juice cold settles for 24 hours before half of the must is fermented in stainless steel and the other half is fermented in Hungarian oakbarriques. After 8 months of refinement in lightly toasted barriques, the result is a very subtle woodsy note complimenting the wine’s elegance and finesse. There is a freshness and good acidity that gives backbone to the wine. The nose is intense; reminiscent of peach and nutmeg. The palate is rich, with a good backbone of acidity, bitter almond and characteristic Collio salinity and minerality. This is a wine that could age 10 years of more. Enjoy this with Italian aperitivi, especially San Daniele prosciutto.