GRAPE VARIETY: Merlot 100%
CLASSIFICATION: DOC - Colli Orientali del Friuli.
SOIL: ponca (eocenic marl).
AGE OF VINES: 15/20 years old.
BREEDING SYSTEM: Guyot.
HARVEST: manually, in boxes, in October.
WINEMAKING: delicate stripping of the grapes, temperature controlled fermentation on the skins for 10 days. A delicate pressing is carried out in order to separate the must from the grapes' skin. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and it is followed by a refinement of 6 months. Then, after many decantings, the wine is bottled. The aging process is complete after 3 months in the bottles
COLOUR: ruby red with purplish reflections.
AROMA: black pepper, berries and cloves.
TASTE: black pepper and berries.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: excellent with red meat, game and aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 64°F.