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This project started in 2003, after selecting a particular vineyard it was decided to make a severe choice of its “low production” Merlot grapes.
By far the best red wine of this winery, complex and fat but juicy like always.
Perfect for a long ageing and corked with special “long aging” composite DIAM cork to never let it be ruined by that cork taste again.
Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia. The northern Friuli-Venezia Giulia area of Italy benefits from its location among the foothills of the Alps, which utilizes the cool winds that come off the Adriatic to moderate the climate.
Grapes: 100% Merlot
Training system: Guyot laterale
Harvest: hand harvested. The harvest has always been made very late and than the grapes are partially dried on racks for 1 month.
Vinification and ageing: once the grapes have been separated from the stems,the cool temperature maceration / fermentation phase is completed within around 10 days. The wine is left to settle after the pressing process, then it is racked into stainless steel tanks where it goes through the natural process of malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of harsher Malic acid to a softer Lactic acid. The presence of Lactic acid promotes a subtle rounder wine that is pleasantly mellow and less abrasive to the palate. The wine is drawn off the lees and then aged for 18 months in american oak barriques.