Colour: Intense yellow with light green reflections. Parfum: Sweet, large, spicy with varietal characteristics; with hints of citrus, almond, walnut, exotic fruit and hints of white peach, sage and white pepper. Taste: Wine with a great structure, with good acidity and harmonious fruit and spice; the typical almond aftertaste and exotic fruit is very persistent.
Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla - Bianco Doc Friuli Colli Orientali.
Rocca Bernarda. Exposure hilly south- east, at 110 to 170 m.a.s.l. Soil marl and sandstone.
Harvested by hand in boxes of 10 kg. De-stemming, soft crushing. 24 hours of maceration. Racking and fermentation (with indigenous yeasts) in oak tonneaux of 5 hl. Aged in oak barrels of 5 hl for about a year. The wine is placed in steel tanks where it ages for at least 6 months. After this period of refinement the wine is bottling.
Very complex wine, which can also be combined well with tasty main courses.
10 - 12°C.
over 10 years.
750 ml - 75 cl - 0,75 lt.
wine can contain sulphites.
In 1963 Leonardo Specogna, after residing in Switzerland as an emigrant for some years (typical situation for the people of the Friuli region in those years), went back to Friuli Venezia Giulia and bought a small plot of land on the hills of Rocca Bernarda in Corno di Rosazzo, in the heart of the vineyards in Friuli. These lands have always been devoted to oenology and here the plant of the vine has found the best conditions since Roman times, thanks to the fact that in this oriental strip of land of our region the climate and the soil have features that are unique and exceptional for winemaking. That was the origin of it… It all started with a 360-degree company that covered many aspects of the production for private consumption: dairy, cereal and wine production. Later, when Graziano and his wife Anna Maria started working in the company, the management techniques of the vineyards and of the winemaking were improved, making the farm more specifically focused on the winemaking sector. Nowadays, the activity of the company is galvanised by the presence of the third generation of Specogna winemakers Cristian and Michele that long ago have taken the lead of the company. They are granting an important company development trend and an expansion of the sales into the most important international markets. Today our company has an overall surface of 25 hectares, 22 of which are vineyards. We produce more or less 120,000 bottles per year, 50% of which are sold on the national market and 50% in more than 30 countries in the world.
Alcoholic content: 11.00 %
yr. 2019 Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com:
93 of 100 Points.
"Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2019 on 01.08.2021 with 93 of 100 points.
"Maturo ed incandescente nel profilo sensoriale alterna bellezza nelle nuance di pesche gialle, mango, ananas, cedro in pezzi, fiori bianchi pressati e pepe bianco. Corpo medio-pieno, solido e centrato nel sorso chiude armonico e bilanciato di ottima profondità. Un blend di Friulano, Malvasia e Ribolla Gialla. Bevi ora oinvecchia."
yr. 2018 Falstaff:
94 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2018 on 01.03.2021 with 94 of 100 points.
"Brilliant, bright golden yellow. Exciting and complex nose, shows notes of fresh tree resin, then some grapefruit and peach, with savouriness in the background. Beautiful interplay on the palate, also again some resinous components, salty, fresh, vivid fruit, long length on the finish and nice texture."
yr. 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards:
96 of 100 Points.
"Decanter World Wine Awards" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2018 on 01.01.2021 with 96 of 100 points.
yr. 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards:
92 of 100 Points.
"Decanter World Wine Awards" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2016 on 01.06.2017 with 92 of 100 points.
yr. 2013 Luca Gardini:
89 of 100 Points.
"Luca Gardini" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2013 on 01.06.2017 with 89 of 100 points.
yr. 2013 Gilbert & Gaillard:
90 of 100 Points.
"Gilbert & Gaillard" has rated the wine "Specogna 'Identita' Colli Orientali del Friuli" from the vintage 2013 on 01.06.2016 with 90 of 100 points.