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sustainable, NO ADDED SO2

Forchir was founded at the beginning of the last century by the Forchir family in Felettis di Bicinicco, making it one of the oldest winemaking estates in Friuli.  Current owner Gianfranco Bianchini is determined to make quality wines with "Terroir,” a unique interaction of the vine with the environment; a condition that cannot be duplicated in other areas. The unique soil and climate allow the vines to express their full potential.
 
The estate consists of three plots with two different types of soils:
1. Felettis di Bicinicco: heavy, clayey, ferrous soils used for red wines.
2. Camino al Tagliamento and Spilimbergo: alluvial and gravelly soils called "magredi,” ideal for white wines.
 
The vines are cultivated with the lowest environmental impact and winemaking takes place without using any sulfur dioxide.

We consider technology a tool not to replace but to work alongside the natural rhythms of the earth, the vine and the wine. We achieve low-environmental impact vine-growing by applying our experience, good sense and love for nature. No sulphur dioxide is used in the actual winemaking process and the wine is bottled in the best way for its conservation.
— Gianfranco Bianchini, owner & oenologist

Pinot Grigio "Lamis" DOC Grave

Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard: “Lamis” of Barbeano di Spilimbergo (Pordenone).

Soil Type: alluvial, dolomitic-calcareous.

Vinification: soft pressing and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°C with no added sulfites.

Maturation: in stainless-steel vats.

Alc: 12%

Description: light straw-yellow wine with a light, pleasant aroma. Dry and lean, full-bodied and harmonious, with a distinct almond aftertaste.

Prosecco DOC Brut NV

Variety:100% Glera.

Vineyard: Camino al tagliamento e Precenicco (Udine) , grown according to the Guyot method with 5,000 vines per hectare.

Soil Type: alluvial, pebbly.

Vinification: gentle pressing and fermentation in autoclave with no added sulfites, for full enhancement of all the fruitiness that is then transferred into the bottle.

Alc: 11%

Description: delicate scent of white flowers and citrus with bright acidity and just a touch of sweetness in the finish.