The San Simone Company has changed hands from father to son, undergoing a continuous and constant evolution, both from technological and commercial point of view. The vineyards are located in the Friuli Grave DOC and Prosecco DOC area in the municipalities of Porcia, Pasiano and Azzano Decimo.
Today San Simone is been directed by Chiara, Anna and Antonio, the fourth generation. The cellar reflects the architectural standards of the local rural area, completely respecting the environment, and on the other, its premises represents functionality and rationality in the internal layout of the rooms where the different phases of wine processing takes place.
The company invest significant resources in the vineyards, targeted on low yield of grapes per hectare, thanks to modern vine training system (Guyot and cordon-spur), the high-density planting and low bud density per each vine stump. In addition to international vine varieties, which they prefer to call “traditional” as cultivated by almost two hundred years in Friuli and can be found in ampelographic history of the region, such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc and Sauvignon, they grow indigenous vine varieties such as Friulano, Refosco d.p.r. and Glera.
We tasted : PERLAE NAONIS – MILLESIMATO – Prosecco DOC Brut
A wine on 100% glera variety with fine, delicate and persistent perlage. It presents a pale straw-yellow colour with greenish hints. The nose is very complex with fruity fragrance spacing form apples to pear, from apricots to citrus fruits and floral fragrances with a pleasant note of almonds glazed aftertaste. The palate is quite round, fresh with soft flavour and lively acidity.
For the food pairing is perfect with the typical prosciutto di San Daniele, speck of Sauris and risotto with chicory.