||40% Pinot Bianco, 10% Ribolla Gialla, 15% Sauvignon, 35% Friulano
||In the Friulano language, Col Disôre refers to a hill in the Russiz territory. In 1648, during Napoleon’s reign, the territory was divided in two—the "Russiz Disôre" (Russiz Superiore), the oldest center of the entire feudal settlement, mainly on the hill, and "Russiz di Sott" (Russiz Inferiore), mostly in the flats.
||Russiz Superiore, located in the municipality Capriva del Friuli. Altitude: 80 meters (263 feet) above sea level.
|Composition of the land
||The Collio’s hilly terrain, formed during the Eocene period, is composed of layers of sandstone and loam rock (limestone and clay) that were once the ocean floor. Today the sea, which is about twenty kilometers (12 miles) away, and the nearby Alps send afternoon breezes over the vineyards, cooling the grapes after a warm day of sun. Proximity to mountains and sea, along with the mineral-rich but poor soils, create the ideal situation for producing complex, well-structured wines that are very age-worthy. These soils are impermeable so rainwater flows off their surface, producing little erosion and preventing standing water.
||Manual usually on mid September and a small part at the end of October.
||After harvest, the grapes, including a small portion of overripe grapes, were separated from the stems. The juice and pulp underwent a cold maceration followed by gentle pressing, which separated the skins from the must. Fermentation took place in large, 15 to 30 hectoliter oak barrels (400 to 800 gallons).
||The wine aged on the lees for about 12 months and was bottle-aged one year.
||Price Russiz Superiore Collio Col Disore 2016 € 28.05