Ramandolo

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Ramandolo
Wine region
TypeDOCG
Year established2001
CountryItaly
Part ofFriuli Colli Orientali
Size of planted vineyards39 ha in 2015
Varietals producedVerduzzo
Wine produced920 hl / 10,200 cases in 2016[1]
CommentsSweet wines only

Ramandolo is a sweet white Italian wine from the village of the same name which is situated in the hills near Nimis in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region of northeast Italy. It is made from a local variety of the Verduzzo grape. Since 2001, Ramandolo has been produced as a DOCG wine. Prior to this it was a subzone of the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC.[2]

DOCG requirements[edit]

Verduzzo grapes destined for DOCG wine production are limited to a harvest yield no greater than 10 tonnes/ha with the grapes allowed to hang on the vine late in the season and may even receive extra drying after picking. This allows for a greater concentration of sugar which leaves a wine with noticeable residual sweetness even with the high minimum alcohol level of 14% required.[3]

Wine styles[edit]

Wine expert Peter Saunders describes well made examples of Ramandolo from favorable vintages as fragrant, full-bodied, slightly tannic and not too sweet.[3] Karen MacNeil describes Ramandolo has having a copper sheen to its deep yellow color with herbal notes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramandolo DOCG". Italian Wine Central. Vindeavour. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  2. ^ Bastianich, Joseph; Lynch, David (2005). Vino italiano: the regional wines of Italy. Random House of Canada. pp. 38–40. ISBN 1400097746.
  3. ^ a b Peter Lionel Saunders (2004). Wine label language. Firefly Books Ltd. p. 193. ISBN 978-1-55297-720-0.
  4. ^ MacNeil, Karen (2001). The Wine Bible. Workman Publishing Company. pp. 349–350. ISBN 978-1-56305-434-1.