A rare variety of grape, Picolit has been cultivated since Roman times in Italy's Friuli region, where it is the most popular of dessert wines. It is difficult to cultivate, with only 3 known plantings in Australia. Perfect as an Aperetif or dessert wine, our example is typical of the variety, with medium sweetness for your enjoyment.
The 2013 is light straw in colour, displaying pear and ‘two fruit’ aromas. The palate is a complex blend of stone and citrus fruit with a full mouth feel. Can be served as an aperitif or digestif style of white wine to be enjoyed now, or over the next five years.
Picolit is a variety from Colli Orientali in Friuli in Italy’s north-east. It is rare (it is said there are fewer than one hundred producers in the world) because the variety suffers from floral abortion at flowering. Turners Crossing is one of only four vineyards growing Picolit in Australia. The crop was hand harvested on 1st of March 2013 at a Be’ level of 13.5. The fruit was immediately crushed, pressed, cold settled and the clear juice separated from the solids by racking. The juice was fermented at 20 Celsius in old oak barrels, with the ferment stopped at 20 g/L residual sugar so the wine retained the desired sweetness.
Food Pairing Notes
Antipasti platter or Pana Cotta