Friulano - Regional
We do not know for certain the origin of the Tocai grape. Experts say it was imported from Hungary. Historical documents however, cited by Dalmasso in 1937, suggest the cultivation of Tocai in the Veneto region dates back to 1771.
In 1632 the Countess Aurora Formentini was married to Hungarian Count Adam Batthyany. Together they brought the legacy
of St. Florian. the Formint vine that became known as Tokaij.
Recent studies show it originated from the Tocai sauvignon grape in the Bordeaux region, arriving in Friuli in the mid-1800s from France and is now cultivated in Chile.
Definitely a most representative white wine of the enology and the viticulture of Friuli. An intensive straw-yellow colour, flowery, with a fruity flavour reminiscent of bitter almonds. On the palate, resolutely dry, but thanks to the slight acidity, which distinguishes the
wine, it always appears round, full-bodied and velvety.
Accompaniment: perfect with fresh cheese. vegetable omelettes and vegetable or rice dishes.
METHOD OF CULTIVATION:
Guyot or monocapovolto
VINES PER HECTARE:
Maceration: cold, on the skins.
Decanting: cold, static.
Fermentation: 12 days in stainless steel vats and a short time in tonneaux.
On fine-grained lees for 6 months
in the bottle for a further 2 months