Red wines

Merlot - DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI

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A typical Merlot from the eastern Friuli hills. The altitude makes it full‑bodied and highlights its mellow, rich aromas.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS:
The wine has an intense ruby red colour and a full, robust and slightly grassy aroma with hints of cherry and raspberry. It has a rich body which refines significantly during maturation bringing out the spicy notes in the bouquet. The flavour is dry, structured and zesty.

VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
Merlot 100%.

PRODUCTION ZONE AND EXPOSURE:
The vines are located in the town of Prepotto, Province of Udine, at 160 m above sea level with an eastern exposure.

TRAINING SYSTEM:
Dwarf Guyot and Sylvoz.

SOIL TYPE:
Eocene marl rich in potassium and microelements, well-balanced clay and rock fragment content, low organic content.

HARVEST PERIOD:
Late September with manual collection into baskets.

VINIFICATION:
Destemming and pressing of the grapes followed by maceration with daily delestage. The malolactic fermentation is completed in wood.

MATURING AND AGING:
In stainless steel tanks and barriques for two cycles for around 11 months. Further aging in the bottle for a few months before sale.

FOOD PAIRINGS:
This harmonious and complete wine is an excellent partner for a variety of dishes especially cold meats, roasts, grilled meats and rabbit.

SERVE AT: 18° – 20° C
ALCOHOL: 14 % VOL
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,5 G / L
DRY EXTRACT: 30 G / L
SULPHITES: 62 MG / L


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