2021 Mitja Sirk Bianco (Friulano) Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy
his wine is sourced from seven select vineyards in Collio and Colli Orientali grown at 70 to 150 meters above sea level. The vines are 20-70 years in age, grown orgaincally on the stony “ponca” soils of compacted sandstone and marl. The wine’s alcoholic fermentation and elevage occurs primarily in steel tanks, with 10% done in neutral barrel. The wine was aged approx 6 months with virtually no battonage in this vintage, due to the incredibly long, slow fermentation. The wine was bottled after a very light filtration with only minimal sulfur addition. What remains is the idea of a wine that is easily drinkable, while presenting a strong aromatic character combined with a sharp and clean ending.
Variety: Tocai Friulano
Appellation: Venezia Giulia
Soil: Sandstone, marl, clay
Farming Practice: Practicing Organic
Vinification: Stainless steel, 10% neutral barrel
Elevage: Stainless steel, 10% neutral barrel