DOCG Italian Wines: Rosazzo DOCG

DOCG Italian Wines: Rosazzo DOCG

Production area and history

Production area: Province of Udine.

The wine-growing tradition of the area is of great importance and historical importance; the synergy with the Abbey of Rosazzo, a religious, cultural, political and social center that rises in the heart of the name, has also made possible the documentation of wine production in the last thousand years.
The driving role carried out by the Abbey has positively conditioned the development of these areas since ancient times and it is documented how the expansion of the hilly agricultural areas went towards crops that could most benefit from the particular climatic and epedological conditions of these lands: the vineyards and orchards in promiscuous cultivation they inserted themselves overwhelmingly in the wooded landscape of these hills. From a document dated 20 January 1341 we read that "Patriarch Bertrando threatens to communicate some people, who, after having occupied a forest of the Abbey of Rosazzo, did not want to plant the vines "; it is one of the documents that attest to the vocation for the cultivation of the Rosazzo vine. The Augustinians first, then the Benedictines and then the Dominicans, made these three wines a constant source of economic sustenance, making them so famous as to be served at the imperial canteen.
The Serenissima Republic of Venice, which settled in Rosazzo in the summer of 1420, contributed little by little to making the wines of Friuli known, both for the numerous public, commercial and diplomatic relations that it entertained, and for the large consumption in the city, where receptions and parties were events newspapers. (Production regulations).

Rosazzo abbey (photo www.amicingiardino.it)

Cluster of Friulano (photo www.vinook.it)

Vines - Minimum alcoholic strength - Aging and qualifications

The controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin "Rosazzo" is reserved for wines obtained from grapes coming from vineyards having, within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
- Friulano: for at least 50%;
- Sauvignon: from 20% to 30%;
- Pinot Blanc and / or Chardonnay: from 20 to 30%;
- Ribolla Gialla: up to 10%.
Other vines with white berried grapes, suitable for cultivation for the province of Udine, can be present in the vineyards up to a maximum of 5%.

The wine with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin «Rosazzo» upon release for consumption, must meet the following characteristics:
- minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12.00% vol;
- minimum total acidity: 4.0 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 19.0 g / l.

Organoleptic characteristics

- color: more or less intense straw yellow;
- smell: characteristic, delicate;
- flavor: dry, harmonious, vinous.

Pairings and serving temperature

Particularly suitable for fish dishes, excellent with vegetable risotto, white meats and cheeses. It should be served at a temperature of 14-15 ° C.


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