The grapes to produce Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC “Pucino” Collavini were destemmed, and then cold macerated at 4°C for a week, in order to carefully extract the fruit flavours from the skins. A brief fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Maturation and ageing continued in tank until the following spring, retaining freshness and the purity of fruit from the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso variety.
The grapes were produced in the Corno di Rosazzo, Premariacco, Cividale del Fruili and Faedis territories, within the DOC Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Both Spur Cordon and Guyot training methods are used on the vines, which are planted at a density of 4,600 to 5,000 per hectare. The soils in the vineyard are mainly made up of marl and clay which offer good water retention properties to sustain the vines through the warm summers.
Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. The Collio region, a strip of hills bordering Slovenia, is reputed to have one of Europe’s most privileged micro-climates for white wines while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than those from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla-an ancient local variety- and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines, while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini’s “Broy” is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy’s top white wines. As keen dog lovers, the Collavini’s very first pet Dachshund “Ribolla” is portrayed on the label.