“Carat” Venezia Giulia IGP, Bressan (2016) - Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grapes : Friulano, Malvasia & Ribolla Gialla.
Carat di Bressan is a white wine that mirrors a field blend coming from the past, the assemblage of the traditional varieties of Friulano, Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla grapes, which have for centuries thrived in their ideal habitat on the sandy marl slopes of the Collio.
CARAT is one of the gems of Friuli, a lively and harmonious wine, with a bouquet full of ripe fruits – apricot, peach, melon - with notes of orange zest, acacia, honey, walnut and a subtle hint of almond. On the palate it is sumptuous, enveloping, fresh, balanced and persistent. A real aenoic pearl. Ecstatic! Slight maceration on the skins, spontaneous fermentation, sur lie ageing partly in barriques and partly in oak barrels of 20 hectolitres with batonage for approximately a year. Assembled in stainless steel followed by a short maturation of about 3 months. Suitable for further ageing.
Hand-picked, indigenous yeasts, Natural Wine.
Fulvio studied in France, Bordeaux, with the director of Margaux his mentor.
Food Pairing: Spicy slow-cooked shoulder, kebabs, lamb (and mutton) tagines and biryanis, Grilled or roasted aubergine, grilled octopus, grilled halloumi and manchego.