PRODUCTION ZONE: Plains and hills close to Cividale del Friuli (NE Italy)
VARIETAL: Merlot and Sauvignon
GROWING SYSTEM: Guyot and Friuli single inverted
HARVEST PERIOD: September
WINEMAKING: After harvesting, the grapes are processed separately.
The Sauvignon is gently pressed to obtain the must followed by a cold static decantation. Fermentation and aging take place “sur lies” in glass-lined cement tanks under controlled temperature. Differently, the Merlot grapes are gently desteemed before crushing.The
must thus obtained is left to ferment with the skins at controlled temperature with frequent pumping over to extract colour and aromas. After racking off, aging takes place in 2500 litre cherry
tree barrels. After blending them together, the wine is bottled and released in springtime at one year and a half after the harvest.
ALCOHOL: 13,00% vol. average
COLOUR: Ruby red
TASTING NOTES: Notes of cherry and light vanilla at the nose. On the palate it reveals a velvety and elegant character with a fresh and tempting nish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14 – 16 °C
SUGGESTED PAIRING: Excellent as an aperitif or combined with delicate rst courses, sh, white meats and fried dishes.Also served fresh.