2018 Livon Gran Cru Braide Alte
2018 Livon Gran Cru Braide Alte This blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Picolit and Moscato Giallo opens with aromas of toasted oak, orchard fruit and a hint of saffron. The structured balanced palate doles out Fuji apple, dried apricot and a touch of ginger alongside tangy acidity.
The Braide Alte represents one of the Gran Cru of the Friulian company Livon. This wine comes from the vineyards located in the municipality of Dolegna del Collio, characterized by particularly clayey soils.
It is produced with a mix of typical local grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Picolit and Moscato, handpicked and vinified separately. After a cold maceration, the musts pass through the fermentation phase in Allier oak barriques, at a controlled temperature of around 14-16 ° C. The product is not decanted, but ages for 8 months in the same containers before being definitively assembled. This is followed by bottling and a long aging in glass, before being marketed.
It has an intense straw yellow color with golden reflections. The nose comes intense, with spicy notes that prevail over all aromas, giving elegance to the wine. In the mouth it is warm, enveloping and full-bodied. The evolution of the organoleptic characteristics is interesting as the temperature in the glass changes. It proves to be a wine with a unique and captivating character.
Perfect to accompany pasta dishes and well-structured fish such as grouper, swordfish and cod, it is ideal in combination with fresh soft cheeses and white meats. Served above 16 ° C, it is also an excellent companion for grilled meats.