Vie di Romans, Flors di Uis 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Area:

    Isonzo

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Malvasia

  • Grape Blend:

    Malvasia Istriana 55%, Riesling 34%, Friulano 11%

  • Vegan:

    y

  • Winemaker:

    Gianfranco Gallo

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Vie di Romans Flors di Uis 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This wine is straw yellow in colour with youthful hints and a deeply perfumed floral nose, it displays intense aromas of wisteria and sweet jasmine, balanced with light spicy notes. The full-bodied palate shows surprising power while the natural zest of Riesling ensures fresh and vibrant acidity. The finish is wonderfully long and aromatic.

Production Notes

Each grape variety was harvested and vinified separately. Grapes were picked, de-stemmed and crushed before a cold pre-fermentation maceration at 8 deg for 22 hours. Fermentation with selected yeast strains took place in stainless steel at temperatures between 16-19 deg for 16-24 days. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and was aged for eight months in stainless steel tanks on its lees. The different varieties were blended together one month prior to bottling followed by a further 10 months ageing in bottle before release.

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Producer Profile

Vie di Romans is based in the heart of Isonzo, where Gianfranco Gallo's 50 hectares of vineyard produce about 250,000 bottles a year. The well-drained soil is stony, glacial and rich in minerals, soaking up whatever rain falls like a sponge. A cool east wind causes a big difference between day and night temperatures, which in turn slows ripening and allows the grapes to accumulate a great deal of flavour. This, along with the low yields that Gallo achieves and his proclivity for picking grapes only once fully mature, gives single-vineyard wines of great intensity and richness. As a result, Gallo releases the wines a year later than is usual. This fullness is evident in his Pinot Grigio from the 'Dessimis' vineyard. It is aged in both oak and stainless steel and has a lovely texture and nutty character. The 'Flors di Uis', a blend of Malvasia Istriana, Friulano and Riesling Renano, is striking for its minerality and aroma. All these wines have the hallmark of great individuality, something that really marks Gianfranco Gallo out from the crowd.