Cesconi Olivar is a light gold wine aged in oak barrels, delivering a robust flavor profile of ripe stone fruit, citrus, and vanilla accented by subtle floral and mineral notes. Enjoy its rich texture, balanced bouquet, and a remarkably long finish.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, White Blend
|Style||Dry, White, Full Bodied, Fresh, Stone Fruits, Rich, Vanilla Spice, Oak Aging, Elegance|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Sustainable, Organic|
About the Producer
The four Cesconi brothers have transformed their family estate in the village of Pressano, in the past decade. Whereas they previously sold all their fruit to the co-op at Lavis, today they are making some of Italy's most exciting white wines. All their vineyards are now farmed organically and biodynamically. Stylistically, their whites are more intense and perfumed than those from Friuli and slightly lighter, without the weight or fat that some of the top Friuli wines have. Their reds, on the other hand, have more weight than their Friulian counterparts.
Vineyard and Winery
The brothers now have 21 hectares of vineyards in and around the village of Pressano with an average altitude of 450 metres above sea level. The vineyards are located on the west-facing Pressano hill and have red soils originating from sandstone of the Triassic period. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are Guyot-trained with a density of about 7000 plants per hectare, whereas Pinot Blanc is cultivated with the classic pergola with a density of about 4000 vines per hectare. In general, guyot gives lower yields and riper, more flavoursome fruit that in turn results in wines of greater power and balance. The vines used for the Olivar are on average 35 years old.
Each variety was hand-picked and vinified separately. The grapes are pressed and macerated for 12 hours before undergoing fermentation in large French oak barrels and barriques. The wine was aged in the same casks for ten months before the final blend is assembled. The wine is then aged in the cellar until it has been two years since the harvest began.
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