Dorino Livon, is one of the most successful and recognized Friulan winemakers. His story has its roots in the family's passion and traditions: a true love for the homeland, Friuli or better the Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli, the far north-eastern corner of Italy and gateway to Eastern Europe. Dorino Livon acquired his first vineyards on the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot he expanded his property establishing the Azienda Agricola Livon estate. The winery is now under the direction of the third generation of the family.
It is straw yellow in color with golden reflections. The bouquet is intense, recalling the leaves of the peach-tree and nutmeg. On the palate it is rich, soft and has the typical aftertaste of bitter almond.
Made with 100% estate grown Friulano grapes (formerly known as Tocai Friulano) that are harvested and sorted by hand from this small artisan producer. Only 1200 cases produced from this tiny single vineyard "MandiTocai" meaning in the local dialect "Bye, Bye, Tocai".
Food Pairing Notes
Drink with: Italian starters, especially with cured ham (San Daniele); goes well with soups and pasta, salted fish, white meat in delicate, light sauces, and fresh soft cheeses.
Longevity: 10-15 years.
Serve at: 54°F.