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Our red wines

Red wines
Pignolo
Vinification

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.

Vineyard

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.

Grape variety

100% Pignolo

Harvest

Selective hand-picked harvest. Harvest Time: mid-October.

Soil

Eocene Marne and Marnous sandstones.

Colour

Dark ruby red with violet reflections.

Bouquet

Warm and vinous. The ripe red fruits prevail on pleasantly spicy and balsamic notes.

Tasting notes

Full and voluminous, warm; soft tannins and balanced acidity; very long and lingering aftertaste.

Definition

Dry red.

Accompaniment

Excellent with roasted or grilled meat and game.

Serving temperature

18-20°C.

Serving suggestions

Open the bottle a few hours before, or alternatively decant it.

Bottle

Bordeaux type, green, to be stored flat.

Cork

Cork from MM Ø 26 x 45.

Suggested wine glass

Wide and large; filled to one third.