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 expanded his property establishing the Azienda Agricola Livon estate. The winery is now under the direction of the third generation of the family.
Straw yellow colored with slight ash grey reflections. It has a fragrant bouquet, recalling vanilla and lime flowers. It is strong on the palate with a long finish.
The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, steeped in a cold horizontal
press for eight hours and the must is cleaned through settling.
The fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature
of 64°F. When the fermentation is over, the product thus obtained is not
poured off and therefore remains in the same containers to mature for about
five months at a constant temperature. At the end of this period, the wine is
assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the
bottle before the wine is distributed.
Food Pairing Notes
Drink with: thick soups, white meat risotto, boiled white meat and chicken. Longevity: 4-5 years.
Serve at: 54°F.