Style: Fruity, Full Bodied
Livon Solarco Collio Bianco DOC ’19
The grapes are harvested by hand using small boxes, steeped in a cold horizontal press for eight hours and the must is cleaned through settling. 20% of fermentation takes place in Allier barriques, and the remaining 80% in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10-12°C.
When the fermentation is over, the wine is not poured off and remains in the same containers to mature for about six months at a constant temperature. At the end of this period, the wine is blended and bottled. Then follows a long period of refining in the bottle
The wine has a golden yellow color; it has a bouquet which recalls the crust of fresh bread and vanilla. On the palate it is very fine, it recalls apples, acacia and tropical fruit.
Best served with starters, smoked fish, seafood-soups or meat-soups; salted fish and white meat in general.
This wine can age for up to 7 years and continues to get better in the bottle.
About the Winery
Dorino Livon acquired his first vineyards in the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot expanded his property thus establishing the Azienda Agricola Livon estate in Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli in the far north-eastern corner of Italy and gateway to Eastern Europe.
In the early 1980s, when Dorino’s two sons, Valneo and Tonino, joined the company, it was decided that the wine production would be diversified by implementing two strategies: The Cru wines—in limited production from particularly suitable vineyards and crafted following highly regimented winemaking processes—and the Classici, a line of wines in larger quantities and a wider medium/high market segment. The production and organizational principles that guided the strategy were: reduce the yields per acre; employ shorter pruning; increase the density of vines in the already existing vineyards; develop new vineyards with high density of plants per acre and finally; create two different wineries.
The winery and cellars known as Masarotte is where the Cru line is crafted and where the white wines age in barriques, while the cellars in Vencò are reserved for the production of reds. The decade following the momentous decision to diversify production was characterized by fine-tuning and consolidation and welcoming Valneo and Tonino as the worthy successors of their father’s rich legacy.
The years between 1992 and 1997 saw yet another strategically advantageous change for the company: Acknowledging that it was essential to remain competitive in the rapidly-changing and ever evolving market, the Livon family acquired three new estates: two of which – Villa Chiopris and Tenuta Roncalto – are located in Friuli, and Borgo Salcetino which is located in the Chianti Classico area, in Tuscany.
The winged woman is the unmistakable trademark of Livon wines sought after by those who want to relish both exceptional wine and the unique land behind it: Friuli, a blessed land where ancient native varieties of grapes unique in the world flourish, and where wine is not only a pleasure for the palate but also a centuries-old tradition.