Production Zone: D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Growing System: Traditional Friuli single inverted and French Guyot with a plant density of 4,500-5,000 vines per hectare
Harvest time: The last week of September
Vinification: The grapes are harvested at the perfect degree of sugar and phenol content, then stripped and crushed. The resulting must is then allowed to macerate and ferment on the skins in steel vats. During this period, remontages are carried out frequently to favour the transfer of colour and noble tannins from the skins to the fermenting must. After drawing-off, the end of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is awaited and the racking is carried out with the wine pouring under gravity into 2,500 litre French oak barrels in the cellar where it matures until the month of February, when it is bottled.
Availability:In the early spring a year and a half after the harvest.
Indicative Values: Total acidity 5.5 g/L; alcohol 13.00% by vol.
Colour: Dry red, with an intense ruby red colour and violet reflections.
Notes on flavour and bouquet: A fruity and slightly spicy impact on the nose, with notes of fresh wild berries and plum, wrapped by subtle sensations of black pepper. The palate is soft and aristocratic, well structured and crisp – a wine of immediate pleasure.
Serving Temperature: 16 - 18 °C
Serving Suggestions: Excellent with roasted meats, shank, sliced fillet and lamb chops, it matches with cold meats too. Delicious with mature cheeses.