At the producer’s; prolonged maceration for about 20 days; pump-over twice daily; local yeasts; matruration in French oak barrels (80%) and Slavonian Oak (20%) for 30 months followed by a further 20 months of ageing in bottle; potential further ageing at the purchaser’s: 10-15 years.
Vineyard’s Geographical Location
Cialla Valley in the commune of Prepotto (Udine) – Friuli.
Squarzulis: 0.30ha. Terraced hills; East- South-East exposure; altitude: 240-270; family-owned. Cernetig: 0.70Ha. Terraced hills; South exposure; altitude: 150-170; family-owned.
Average age of vines: 16 years.
Selective hand-picked harvest. Harvest Time: mid-October.
Eocene Marne and Marnous sandstones.
Excellent with roasted or grilled meat and game.
Open the bottle a few hours before, or alternatively decant it.
Bordeaux type, green, to be stored flat.
Cork from MM Ø 26 x 45.
Suggested wine glass
Wide and large; filled to one third.