Rosazzo DOCG is a white wine produced in a small area to the east of Udine, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The appellation was born in 2011 from the Rosazzo subzone which was part of the appellation Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC. The guideline provides for a single typology of wine, produced for more than 50% with Friulano grapes, a native variety. The produced wine, aged for about a year, is elegant and bodied.
The territory of the appellation develops on a hilly area, characterized by having a friable and not very permeable soil. This fact has imposed over the years continuous modeling by the humans, with the creation of terracing, walls and drains. The climate is mild and not particularly rainy.
The color is straw yellow, more or less intense. The scent is delicate, with notes of exotic fruit, elder flowers, acacia flowers; with the maturation notes of cinnamon, almond, nutmeg, saffron and ginger emerge. The taste has a great thickness, is dry, sapid, very soft.
Rosazzo DOCG pairs well with the products of the Friulan tradition, such as the Frico di patate or the Cialsons, typical ravioli of Carnia. It is also suitable with dishes based on fish, white meats and vegetables.
- region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- province: Udine
- municipalities: San Giovanni al Natisone, Manzano e Corno di Rosazzo
- Friulano 50-100%
- Sauvignon 20-30%
- Pinot bianco 20-30%
- Chardonnay 20-30%
- Ribolla gialla 0-10%
- grapes quintals / hectare: 80
- wine hectoliters / grapes quintal: 70%
- wine hectoliters / hectare: 56
- Rosazzo: 12,0%
- temperature: 10-14°C / 50-57°F
- glass: medium wine glass
- longevity: 2-5 years