History: It is
a vine originating in the Bordeaux region, and more precisely, the
Gironde. It was imported to Friuli at the end of the 1800s and from
that time has become widely cultivated.
Intense red ruby colour tending towards blue, it has a full and
fragrant bouquet with a strong herbaceous intensity. Its dry tannic
full bodied qualities, are enhanced by its ageing in oak casks,
giving elegance to this wine of great character.
The grapes were immediately removed from their cluster then poured
into stainless steel vats. These were completely re-mixed by way
of thrice daily manual re-assemblage. The fermentation, although
not controlled mechanically, almost constantly maintained a temperature
of 28°C, ideal for the proper colour and tannin content. 10
days later the wine was drawn and pressed. After a month’s
ageing in stainless steel vats, the wine was poured into Slavonian
oak casks for 10 months of final ageing.