Variety composition: 100% Pignolo.
Denomination: D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Production area: Spessa vineyards (Udine).
Exposure: North South-East.
Nature of the soil: clayey, Ponca, characteristic stratification of sandstone marl of Eocene origin.
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level.
Harvest: by hand with careful selection of the bunches, mid-October.
Planting date: 1980
Density of vines per hectare: 4.500
Training system: guyot.
Production: 40 q.li/ha
Vinification: fermentation started in steel tanks with daily fulling.
Aging: in barrique for 24 months and 12 months in tonneaux; up to 10% in tonneaux, with a selection of historical vintages.
Refinement: 24 months in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 18° C.
Sample with an intense ruby red color, almost impenetrable, with a good consistency.
The nose opens with delicate hints of red berries, cherries in alcohol. There are toasted notes and a nuance of licorice in the finish.
The sip is rich, with an important but not aggressive tannin. A structured wine, with a wide sip and well balanced in its parts. A pleasant balsamic note remains in the mouth. Recommended in combination with carré of beef in a pepper crust.
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