A typical Merlot from the eastern Friuli hills. The altitude makes it full-bodied and highlights its mellow, rich aromas.
DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI
The wine has an intense ruby red colour and a full, robust and slightly grassy aroma width 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:
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.
Dwarf Guyot and Sylvoz.
Eocene marl rich in potassium and microelements, well-balanced clay and rock fragment content, low organic content.
Late September with manual collection into baskets.
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.
This harmonious and complete wine is an excellent partner for a variety of dishes especially cold meats, roasts, grilled meats and rabbit.