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Picolit

Picolit is a rare Italian white grape variety renowned for its intense aromas, delicate flavour and sweet, honeyed finish.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The grapes of Picolit are small, deep yellow-gold in colour. It has distinctive intense aromas of flowers, honey and dried fruits aromas. On the palate, they are characterised by a medium-high acidity and a sweet, honeyed finish.

Fresh Picolit grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Picolit is mostly grown in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy, in the provinces of Gorizia, Udine and Trieste. Picolit is vigorous but low yielding, as they are prone to mildew and other diseases. Grapes usually ripen at the end of September, and picked much later. They are then dried on mats or in racks, or even being left on the vines. Some producers in recent years are aging the wine in small oak barrels to reach higher complexity. Picolit is almost exclusively used for sweet dessert wines. The wines of Picolit are complex, intensely aromatic with floweral, dry apricots and honey. Picolit wines are excellent when paired with fruit-based desserts, such as tarts and pies, or with cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.

Foods to pair with Picolit:

Dessert
Cheese
Fun Fact about Picolit
Picolit is believed to have been planted in the Friuli region as early as the 16th century.

Top Wines with Picolit

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Jermann Vintage Tunina

Jermann

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Jermann Vintage Tunina is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Jermann. This wine is made from a blend of five grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, and Picolit. The grapes are sourced from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, known for its ideal vineyard features such as the hilly terrain, cool climate, and mineral-rich soil. The winemaking process involves a combination of stainless steel and oak barrel fermentation, followed by aging in oak barrels for several months. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant blend, with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and honey, and a rich, full-bodied texture. Jermann Vintage Tunina is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality, unique white wine with a distinct Italian character.
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seafood
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Livon Braide Alte

Livon

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Livon Braide Alte is a premium white wine produced by Livon, a renowned winery in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The wine is made from grapes grown in the Braide Alte vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and favorable microclimate. Livon Braide Alte is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including fermentation in oak barrels and aging on the lees, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with a rich texture and a long finish. This wine is a perfect example of the high-quality white wines that Friuli-Venezia Giulia is known for and is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.
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grilled fish
poultry
salmon
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Livio Felluga Illivio

Livio Felluga

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Livio Felluga Illivio is a premium white wine produced by Livio Felluga, a renowned winery in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Picolit grapes grown in the vineyards of Rosazzo. The vineyards are located on steep hillsides with unique soil composition and microclimate, which impart distinctive flavors and aromas to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in oak barrels, followed by aging in the bottle. The resulting wine is elegant, complex, and full-bodied, with notes of tropical fruits, citrus, and vanilla. It is a perfect match for hard cheeses, poultry, and creamy pasta dishes.
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Livio Felluga Picolit

Livio Felluga

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Livio Felluga Picolit is a remarkable and luscious vino passito produced by Livio Felluga, a renowned winery located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy. The wine is made from the rare and indigenous Picolit grape variety, known for its small, concentrated berries. The vineyards are situated on the hillsides with optimal sun exposure and well-drained soil, which contribute to the grape's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a meticulous selection of the ripest grapes, followed by a slow drying process to concentrate flavors and sugars. The result is a sweet wine with intense aromas of honey, dried fruits, and floral notes, accompanied by a rich and velvety texture. Livio Felluga Picolit is a true gem, perfect as a dessert wine or enjoyed on its own as a special treat.
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