They were the first to select and cultivate Picolit on the Colli Orientali, and then to make it known outside Friuli. Intense golden yellow. Very elegant, complex, varietal aromas; hints of orange peel, apricot, fig, candied fruits; floral notes of citrus and acacia, hints of spice. Sweet, articulate, balanced acidity and sweetness. Persistent aftertaste with aromatic sensations in harmony with the nose.
In accordance with our credo that a great wine is born on the vine, Perusini wine is produced only from the grapes of its own vineyard, all terraced on loam rock (known as ponca in Friuli) in a splendid position, the vines closely planted in accordance with strict criteria. The in-depth research into native vines that has become a byword for our vineyard over three generations.
The Perusini vineyards are one of the 50 happy few listed by Luigi Veronelli in “I vignaioli storici” (The Italian Wine-growers Bible). Today the estate is run by Giampaolo’s daughter, Teresa, an art historian like her uncle, but also a keen cultivator who divides her time between her studies and running the estate together with her husband Giacomo de Pace and her three sons.
Pairing Suggestions: Wine that can be drunk alone, at the end of a meal or, like Sauternes, with paté or strong cheeses.
Maturation: After being carefully hand-harvested the Picolit grapes are laid out on racks for 2 month (average) to dry. The raisined grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. The vinification takes place in modern stainless steel tanks. The wine is then transferred into oak barrels to mature for 10 months before bottling.