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Located in a splendid position, in the locality of Pilandro, a few steps from Desenzano del Garda, La Rifra is a family-run winery present in the area since the seventies, which has always shown great attention to quality, from the methods of cultivation of grapes up to the production of wines.
La Rifra is an agricultural company that deals with viticulture and wine production, dedicating itself in particular to the enhancement of the territory and the production of wines.
For the cultivation of the vineyards, the company does not use herbicides, works according to the methods established by European legislation, and strictly adheres to the agri-environmental measure 10 for sustainability and respect for the environment.
Sourced from vines planted north-south facing at 70-80 meters above sea level and planted at a density of 4200 plants per hectare. The characteristic composition of the soil, clayey and rich in mineral salts, the mild climate and the proximity of the lake, contribute to obtaining a high quality wine production
Friulano (formerly known as Tocai Friulano) comes from a small appellation called San Martino della Battaglia (this wine is named after the town where the historical battle was fought on 24 June 1859).
The grapes after careful manual harvesting in small boxes, are subjected to bunch selection before soft pressing. This is then followed by traditional vinification methods and temperature-controlled fermentation designed to best enhance the aromas and flavours. Refinement in bottle.
A fragrant wine with notes of jasmine, chamomile, and thyme. Elegant yet rich on the palate, reminiscent of viognier, fleshy stone fruits in abundance. Mineral, saline and crisp acidity make this wine mouth-watering, leaving you wanting more…
Works well with spice.
Drink in its youth but could be carefully cellared for up to 2-3 years.
Don’t take our word for it…
“The same freshness and purity are on show, though this wine has rounder, more opulent fruit with notes of apricot and white peach. There is almost a Viognier-like creamy touch to this example and it possesses a similar viscous texture to that variety too. What impresses most is that it retains a terrific note of mineral-infused acidity, which really comes through on the finish lending verve and persistence. The Il Foyer has the potential to hold in bottle for a couple of years.” – Simon Larkin MW, Atlas Fine Wines