The soil in the eastern Friuli hills creates this red wine from Merlot, Refosco and Schioppettino grapes.
DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI
The wine has an intense ruby red colour and full, robust bouquet width hints of cherry and raspberry. it has a rich body which is significantly refined during aging enrichingthe bouquet width pepper highlights. The flavour is dry, structured, zesty and fruity.
VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
40% Merlot, 30% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, 30% Schioppettino.
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.
Guyot & Sylvoz corto. Dwarf Guyot and Sylvoz.
Grown in the Ronco area where the high percentage of clay (called ponca) and hillside exposition give the wines great depth, aroma and persistence. Yield is 7/8,000 kg per hectare.
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.