Wine region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Variety: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Maceration: 30 days
Maturation: 24 months in French barriques
French STYLE. Suitable for long aging. Very complex, with notes berries, cherry jam, raspberry, chocolate. HARMONIOUS
Visual appearance: deep ruby colour.
Olfactory and gustative features: The wine is complex, with notes of black cherry, raspberry, plums, blackberries, black currants, licorice, plum, tobacco etc. On the palate notes of fresh herbs, persistent, mineral, full-bodied, medium tannins and soft finish.
Vinification: The grapes were selected and harvested manually in early October, de-stemmed, the must was then left on the skins for 30 days in conical oak vats without temperature control. In these days alcoholic fermentation started with indigenous yeasts and three times a day the skins were immersed in the must, punching down manually. After that it were soft pressed and the alcoholic fermentation continued and aged without temperature control in French barriques for 24 months, always on the lees.
Pairing with food: ideal with red meats, grilled meat, rost chicken, pork, game with polenta, mushrooms, old chesses, gorgonzola, parmesan etc.