Wine region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Variety: 100% pinot grigio
Maceration: 14 days
Maturation: 48 months in French tonnoux barrels
UNIQUE, almost red wine, Natural/orange category, colour of red wine, very persistent, mineral, savory, very complex…..this wine requires a lot of experience, suitable for expert sommeliers.
Visual appearance: coppery colour, natural colour obtained of long maceration.
Olfactory and gustative features: the wine has a continuous evolution, complex fruity and floral bouquet, slightly aromatic with notes of dry hay, toasted almonds, licorice, red fruits, vanilla etc.. Intense, dry and full-bodied on the palate with a strong character, savory and mineral, long and very persistent.
Vinification: The grapes were selected and harvested manually in the end of September, destemmed, the must was then left on the skins for 14 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 tonnoux barrels for 2 years, always on the lees.
Pairing with food: ideal with smoked ham, white meats, grilled white meats, grilled red meats aged cheeses, gorgonzola etc.