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FRIULANO RIBOLLA GIALLA PIGNOLO REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO SCHIOPPETTINO DI PREPOTTO ROSÈ TAZZELENGHE
PINOT BIANCO PINOT GRIGIO SAUVIGNON CABERNET MERLOT
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red wines

Appearance: brilliant ruby
red with purple highlights.
Nose: broad, pervasive,
faintly herbaceous,
highly individual.
Palate: dry, full,
firm and uncompromising
with excellent structure
and remarkable character.

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Cabernet

D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali

One of the world's best-known, most widely planted vines. The berries are a distinctive, very dark blue with an elegantly herbaceous flavour that comes through in the character of the wine.

VARIETY
cabernet franc 50%
cabernet sauvignon 50%
POSITION
60 m a.s.l., east south-east facing on Eocene marl and sandstone hillslopes
YEAR PLANTED
1983
FIRST VINTAGE
1985
VINEYARD MGMT.
grassed
PEST CONTROL
integrated low environmental impact
TRAINING SYSTEM
modified double-arched cane and guyot
PLANTING DENSITY
3.000 vines per hectare
HARVEST METHOD
by hand in small cases with bunch selection
WINEMAKING METHOD
the grapes are macerated on the skins for 15 days at controlled temperatures of 25-28° C with frequent pump-overs
MATURATION
in French oak barriques for 12 months, and then in bottle for 20 months, before release to market