At the producer’s; prolonged maceration for 4 weeks; local yeasts; pump-over twice daily; maturation in French oak barrels (90%) and Slavonian oak (10%) for 14-18 months followed by an additional 50 months of ageing in bottles. Potential further ageing at the purchaser’s: 20-25 years. Particular vintages are gradually reached at a much later age.
Cialla Valley in the commune of Prepotto (Udine) – Friuli.
Roncjs; 1.72 ha. terraced hills; South-South-East exposure; altitude: 150-165m; family-owned; average age of vines: 50 years.
100% Refosco from the Peduncolo Rosso.
Selective hand-picked harvest. Harvest Time: early October.
Eocene Marne and Marnous sandstones.
Intense ruby red with fleeting purple reflections
Warm and intense bouquet. Immediate taste of cherry and blackberry jam, composed of spicy notes such as graphite; when young, it is full and voluminous; when aged, it is enriched with elegant sensations that recall liquorice and spices.
In the mouth it is immediately voluminous, warm and well balanced; the mineral complexity is enriched by the sweet tannin, which enhances its verticality. At the rear of the mouth, the sensation is full and fragrant.It is potent, rich, modern and at the same time austere; powerful structure and character of great elegance.
Red meat roasts; furred game; grilled mixed meat or stewed in red wine; Italian-style salamis, full-flavour cheeses (not spicy).
Uncork the bottle a few minutes before, or even earlier, according to the ageing of the vintage.
Bordeaux type, green, to be stored flat.
Cork from MM Ø 26 x 50.
Wide and large; filled to one third, it is soaked within its own aroma, which the turned-in rim retains, to render it exquisite at every sip