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2021 PIERE


Alcohol: 14.76 %

Total acidity: 6.04 g/l

pH: 3.34

Estimated peak of maturation: 10 years

Estimated cellar life: 22 years


Category: white, dry

Grape variety: sauvignon blanc 100% (more Italian clones with loose cluster, than French)

Source vineyard: Piere

Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte

Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)

Average planting age: 19 years

Vine density: 6,000 - 6,200 vines/ha (2,428 - 2,509 vines/acre)

Yield per hectare and per vine: 5,520 kg/ha (4,925 lbs/ac) and 0.92 - 0.84 kg/plant

Layout: 2.40 x 0.70 m - 1.60 x 1 m

Area: 12.5 ha (30.88 ac) in production

Elevation: 33 m (108 ft)

Exposure: North-South

Training method: simple guyot

Soils profile: medium deep, with moderate gravelpebbly texture, silica-rich clay mixed with conglomerate. Well drained

Harvest period: 9th, 13th, and 14th September 2021


De-stemming and crushing

Pre-fermentation cold maceration: 8 °C (46 °F)

Pre-fermentation cold settling

Fermentation: 16÷19 °C (61-66 °F)

Yeast: selected strains

Length of fermentation: 18 - 19 days

Malolactic fermentation: not made

Maturation: 8 months on the lees

Clarification: non-agent natural in steel

Bottling: 25th, 26th, May and 14th, 15th June 2022

Bottle-ageing: 9 months