Production Area: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Vine: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Planting method: Guyot with sixth plant of 4500 vines per hectare
Harvest: Grape Harvest starts from the middle of September with ripening of the grapes and continues in the various vineyard locations with manual crushing of the petiole to start the period of drying on the plant until the beginning of October. The actual harvest begins after about 15/20 days of drying, generally around the first half of October, then grapes are taken to the cellar for further qualitative selection and then destined for winemaking.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested to the best degree of sugar and phenol maturation and gently decomposed and pressed. Once the fermentation-maceration has begun, in controlled stainless steel vinoders, frequent replenishes and delestages are performed for about seven days to facilitate the extraction of the aromatic and phenolic component from the skins. Subsequently, the wine is plated and wine concludes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques (225l) for 18 months. After that period, follow the cut of wine and refine the bottle for about 6 months before placing the product on the market.
Color: Ruby red
Sensory and tasteful notes: It has a bouquet that recalls cherry, small fruits, spices and vanilla. The palate is soft and full of flavor.
Pairing: Great with red meats, soups and seasoned cheeses.
Serving temperature: 17-18° C
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.