Why we love it
Obtained from Picolit grapes grown on the Santo Spirito hill over the Albana plain, this is an amazing meditation wine. The grape, manually harvested, are selected and left to dry until late autumn to concentrate the flavours and lose the water; the wine is then wooden aged in barriques for at least 18 months to add complexity and structure.
This Picolit has a golden colour, with an opulent, intense nose, with notes of flowers and melon. On the palate is soft, elegant, almost creamy, perfectly balanced and with long finish with almond notes.
Picolit is a meditation wine, delicious on its own, but pair perfectly fermented cheese and foie gras, it should be served at a temperature of between 14°-16° C.
The artisan who made it
Vigna Petrussa is a family run winery situated in the heart of the Schioppettino wine region, in the small village of Albana di Prepotto, lying among the gentle hills surrounding the Judrio river's valley. Forming a natural amphitheater, this stunning area is also ideal for wine growing, thanks to the drafts that keep the vines dry and temperature differences between day and night allowing the development of elegant aromas in the grapes.
The marl soil (called "ponka") dating back to the Eocene era crumbles in the rain and the sun, therefore enriching the soil with mineral salts and microelements which are fundamental for wine growing, in particular for the Schioppettino grape and the grapes, native grapes, are planted at a very low density and the harvest is done manually. For the Picolit and Richenza wines, the grapes are partially dried on drying racks.
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