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Overview: Owned and managed by Serena Palazzolo and her sons, Ronco del Gnemiz has been one of Friuli Venezia-Giulia’s leading wineries for more than a decade. Purchased in the 1960s, Serena took over from her father in the early nineties when she returned home after college graduation. Her management has pushed the winery to new heights due to their commitment to uncompromising quality through natural viticulture and maintaining low yields. Serena and her partner/fellow winemaker, Christian Patat, attribute the wines age-ability to their deep-rooted respect for the terroir, preservation and improvement. The 10 hectare estate sits on the hill of Rosazzo. Despite the vineyards’ south-facing exposure, the summer heat is tempered by sea breezes and the vineyards are sheltered by the Alps. Friuli does not always have a gentle climate and often suffers harsh winters in comparison to the good summers, and has also endured its fair share of freak, heavy rainstorms, for which the Northwestern region is renowned. If it weren’t for the good North winds known as ‘Bora’ which dry out the land, it would be impossible to manage the drenched vineyards. Ronco del Gnemiz is lucky to have vineyards based on Friuli’s prized sandstone soil ‘Ponca’ which comprises many layers of soil built up over millions of years making it rich in minerals and microelements which give the wine a highly distinctive character.
Tasting Notes: Good full straw color. Pear and lemongrass on the nose and in the mouth. Bright and fruity also boasts sneaky concentration and complexity. Closes long and juicy, but with a tactile presence too. Made from a blend of Tocai Friulano grapes grown around the house that are more than 50 years old on average
Pairing: Seafood Pasta, Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Points: 91 Vinous
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13.5
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