Winter is the time of the year when we share our wines in events and contests, and gather food for thought.
In 2023 our Arconi Bianco has been awarded as one of the most representative Italian PIWI wines, showing that Sauvignon finds his home in Friuli.
The Kretos varietal is not exactly a typical grape of Friuli, matching its progenitor for as much as 10%, and has been developed thanks a research program at the University of Udine. Sauvignon Kretos, together with Sauvignon Rythos and Nepis represents Sauvignon resistant grape varieties.
Our Arconi is harvested at the Villacriccola vineyard in Pasiano (Pordenone). The training system is the traditional “Cappuccina” of Friuli, with a double arched guyot. This was one of our very first vineyards with resistant grape varieties back in 2018 when we first received official permission to start growing these grapes. Our main goal at the time was to mix the typical local wine production with these new sustainable varieties, showing that it is possible to make good and healthy wines following traditional agriculture with te addition of new grape vine shoots. Arconi Bianco is a wine of great structure thanks a six-month ageing in the lees, it is characterized by tropical fruit and grapefruit flavour with an almond aftertaste.
Arconi Bianco pairs perfectly with fish and white meat recipes, but is also pleasant as an aperitif. (cit. La Cantina di Fausto).