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This is how our family history started…

A fifty year-long story, between 1964-2014, that 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. My dad Dorino Livon acquired his first vineyards on the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot, expanded his property. In the early nineteen eighties, my brother and I start working in the family company. We both brought new ideas and strategies to the table setting our goal on high quality products. Indeed, since 1989 our commitment to quality has been well recognised and is represented by the Winged Woman created by Ertè. The decade following such brave decision of diversifying the production was spent consolidating our new strategy. The years between 1992 and 1997 saw yet another strategical change for the company. We realised that we needed to remain competitive in the rapidly-changing and ever evolving market, so we decided to buy two estates in areas particularly suitable to winegrowing though beyond the borders of Friuli: Borgo Salcetino which is located in the very heart of the Chianti Classico area, in Tuscany and Fattoria Colsanto, in Bevagna (PG) in the Montefalco DOCG area, in Umbria. In 2008, after a period dedicated to the renovation of the ancient Locanda Villa Chiopris, acquired in 2003, the rural countryside villa returned to its original splendour and has become the venue of wine tasting events as well as a very pleasant boutique Bed and Breakfast, which can boast the peace and best views of the surrounding vineyards.

Now, after fifty years, our children represent the legacy not only of our family, but also of the values and life philosophy that have helped us build and develop our trademark and have our wines internationally recognised. Such a rewarding outcome seamed possible only in our dreams when we were younger.

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Manditocai

GENERAL DATA

Vineyard: located at Ruttars in the municipality of Dolegna del Collio.
Kind of ground: Marls and clays.
Grape: Tocai Friulano.
Vines per hectare: 4200.
Type of cultivation: Cordon trained for 40 years and Guyot.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

It is straw yellow in color with golden reflections. The bouquet is intense, recalling the leaves of the peach-tree and nutmeg. On the palate it is rich, soft and has the typical aftertaste of bitter almond.

GRAPE HARVEST

The harvest of selected grapes is carried out by hand using boxes and sent to the cellars where whole bunches are pressed.

VINIFICATION

The must from the pressing, characterized by the absence of rotation of the press and by the slow, gradual increase in pressure, is put in a stainless steel tank for a light cold settling and after 24 hours, 50% of the product is distributed in steel barrels and 50% in Hungarian oak barriques chosen for alcoholic fermentation. After 8 months of refinement in barriques, characterized by a very fine wood and by a very light roasting of the fruit on the final product, the finished wine is bottled. The result is a wine of exceptional finesse, full bodied and with an intrinsic freshness guaranteed by good acidity which gives the wine its structure. The final note leaves all the flavors of the Collio region on the palate, as the wine comes from a vineyard which has excellent minerals and salinity.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Drink with: Italian starters, especially with raw ham (San Daniele); goes well with soups and pasta, salted fish, white meat in delicate, light sauces, and fresh soft cheeses.
Longevity: 10-15 years.
Serve at: 12-13°C.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA LIVON
via Montarezza, 33
Dolegnano (UD) Italy
Tel : +39 0432.757173
Fax : +39 0432.757690
info@livon.it
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