Intense ruby colour, composite and complex aromas of warm red fruits, with spices; soft tannins give a lingering finish.
Rosso “Scuro” DOC FCO
A selection of the best Merlot grapes (90%) plus a small amount of Refosco grapes with an overripe red cluster stem: this is the recipe of our best red wine. An elegant wine, aged in wooden barrel for 24 months. See the stories behind the names.
V.Q.P.R.D. D.O.C. Eastern Hills of Friuli
95% Merlot, 5% Refosco dal peduncolo rosso
|POSITION AND VINEYARDS||
Marlyn hilly soil: selection from among the best grapes harvested just after normal ripening, more so for the Refosco. Grapes are selected according to how ripe they are and the colour of the bunches. Vines trained with the modified double arched cane system.
By hand, after mid October; 55-60 quintals per hectare.
Fermentation takes place in steel four around 16 days in contact with the skins, which are then removed and the wine is refined for around 18 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux, 50% new and 50% varying age. Assemblage takes 10 months in steel, and the wine refines in the bottle for 3 months.
13,5 – 14%
4,5 – 5 g/l (complete malolactic fermentation)