GRAPE VARIETY: Schioppettino (or Ribolla Nera) 100%.
CLASSIFICATION: DOC - Colli Orientali del Friuli.
SOIL: ponca (eocenic marl).
AGE OF VINES: 40 years old.
BREEDING SYSTEM: Guyot.
HARVEST: manually, in boxes, during the third week of 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 more months in the bottles.
COLOUR: ruby red with purplish reflections.
AROMA: pepper, currants, cloves and coffee.
TASTE: harmonious, complex and structured.
AGING POTENTIAL: 2/3 years
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: excellent with game, red meat and aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 58-60° F.