Vie di Romans Flors di Uis 2020
Region: Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 73% Malvasia Istriana 20% Riesling 7% Tocai Friulano
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
This wine is straw yellow in colour with green nuances. On the nose, there are intense aromas of citrus and passion fruit, with herbals notes of sage and basil. The wine has excellent balance in the mouth and showcases a rounded, fuller style of Sauvignon Blanc and the freshness that is characteristic of this region. The finish is long and lingering.
Fruit comes from the 12.5-hectare Piere vineyard in the commune of Mariano del Friuli, which sits at 33 metres above sea level. The average age of the vines is 18 years and they are planted with a density of 6,000 vines per hectare. Exposure is north-south with single Guyot training. The soil is well-drained and has a gravelly texture with a mix of silica-rich clay and conglomerate.
Vie di Romans is based in the heart of Isonzo, where Gianfranco Gallo’s 60 hectares of vineyard produce about 250,000 bottles a year. The well-drained soil is stony, glacial and rich in minerals, soaking up whatever rain falls like a sponge. An easterly wind brings cool night temperatures to temper the hot summer days, with the large diurnal range slowing ripening and allowing the grapes to accumulate flavour. This, along with the low yields that Gallo achieves and his proclivity for picking grapes only once fully mature, results in single-vineyard wines of great intensity and richness