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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,
deep ruby red.
Nose: heady and pervasive
with signature violets
and morello cherries.
Palate: dry, full-bodied
and headily alcoholic,
alluringly herbaceous,
assertive character.

terroir

Merlot

D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali

A generous variety on all soil types, and probably the easiest of all to grow, but it is only where the combination of vine, territory and site climate is optimal that Merlot yields truly thrilling wines.

VARIETY
merlot 100%
POSITION
70 m a.s.l., east south-east facing on Eocene marl and sandstone hillslopes
YEAR PLANTED
1983 / 2000
FIRST VINTAGE
1985
VINEYARD MGMT.
grassed
PEST CONTROL
integrated low environmental impact
TRAINING SYSTEM
modified double-arched cane and guyot
PLANTING DENSITY
3.000 - 5.500 vines/ha
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