Intense ruby red color with garnet highlights evolving with age. It is one of the most important native wines of Friuli and over time it offers its fullest expression of the varietal characteristics. It is a variety that is difficult to manage and gives its best when yields per hectare are limited. The nose is characterized by notes of delicate spices, black pepper, spirited fruit, wrapped in balsamic nuances. The palate is soft and dry, with a good balance between the noble tannins and an important structure.
A red with great structure, ideal with all types of grilled meat, game and poultry. It is an excellent complement to aged cheeses.
Harvest is carried out by hand when the optimal ripeness of the grapes is reached. After destemming and soft crushing, the grapes remain in contact with the skins for the entire duration of the alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature, which lasts for about 2 weeks. During this phase several delastages are carried out in order to increase the extraction of the color and the tannins from the skins. The wine is then racked and left in stainless steel tanks for over two years. During this period the wine undergoes moloactic fermentation which gives the wine its important structure and tannic frame, with evolved, velvety sensations.