Conti Formentini Furlana 2011

Other Grape, Italy
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Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Type White Wine
Varietal Other Grape

"Furlana" meaning "Speak Friulian" in Friulian dialect, is a reference to notion of Friulano as the most typical grape from Friuli.

The fruit is hand harvested in the second half of September. Twenty percent of the fruit is left as whole-berry clusters and stored in crates in a cold chamber. The remaining fruit is crushed, pressed, the must is clarified by cold static decantation and is transferred to tank where fermentation begins. When the temperature reaches 39–41 degrees F, the stored fruit is added to the fermenting must, thereby cooling it and slowing down fermentation. The slow fermentation results in a more delicate and greater extraction of aromas and body. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is racked and rests until bottling in April.

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