It’s name has ancient origins: once in Friuli, very particular grapes were cultivated, known as “cividina”, which matured much later than the other grapes. With these grapes a wine known as “Civon” was produced which was very strong and tannic, not good drunk young although it was very well balanced and of good structure when aged in oak barrels. We wanted to revive this name in honour of the past, to the enological traditions of this land, its language and its people.
The differences in microclimates and soils make this territory unique and unrepeatable and they represent the source producing great wines. For this reason two particular areas were selected, where the sauvignon Petrus originates. The first one is a small vineyard, about 35 years old, located on a territory named flisch di Cormons, that is characterized by alternate layers of marlstone and sandstone of Eocene origin1.
The other vineyard is located just some kilometers far away, but on a different hill of Pleistocene2 origin, called flisch di Grivò.
Both vineyards are exposed to the sun on their north-eastern hillside and the origin of their small grapevine plants is the result of an accurate mass selection.
The Cru wines derive from mainly vineyard-based experiments to identify plots where specific varieties perform at their very best. The underlying concept is the Cru, to use the French term, in the sense of a parcel of land with distinctive terrain, site climate and vine varieties whose characteristics come from a mix of natural and environmental factors, together with the agronomic decisions and planting patterns adopted by the grower. At Aquila del Torre, we have identified two special parcels, each with its own soil types and climate: the Vit dai Maz, for the Sauvignon blanc and the Ronc di Miez, for the Friulano. The parcels have Friulian names linked to the area’s history and memorable events of the past. These parcels are harvested separately and their fruit vinified apart from the rest of our production. Ageing is in small French oak barrels and maturation continues in bottle for a further year or so.
Il classico vino bianco della regione, pura espressione del territorio ha scritto la storia dei vini autoctoni Friulani, da cui il nome che ne caratterizza la provenienza. E’ vino di estrema duttilità, di pronta beva ma capace di ben invecchiare.
Il colore è giallo paglierino carico con qualche riflesso verdognolo. Al naso una elegante nota di fiori di campo è bilanciata da sentori di castagno ed acacia. Al palato è facile, immediato e vellutato con una nota finale di mandorla che lo rende accattivante ed invitante.