Friuli Colli Orientali

denominazione di origine controllata

Grapes Used:
Merlot grapes. A great wine of French origin, “father” of the most red wines in the world, grown in the Friuli region since the second half of the nineteenth century.

Location of the vineyard:
Hills of Tenuta Sottomonte in the municipality of Buttrio (UD), Friuli Colli Orientali D.O.C. zone. Hills and foothill area, predominantly
marl and clay soils. Southeastern exposure.

Training system:
Low-yield Sylvotz and Guyot.

Vinification system:
Pre-fermentation cold maceration followed by a fermentation with 8 days of contact with the skins in order to extract the noble components of the skins that give structure and body to the wine.

Maturation an aging:
Stored in oak and then aged in horizontal bottles in underground cellars.

Sensory characteristics:
Intense ruby colour and lively tonality. The aroma is intense and pronounced with aromas of morello cherry, violets, wild berries and cherry jam. Dry and soft, but with a decisive and balanced tannic note. On the palate it is rich and concentrated with a pleasant and persistent aftertaste.

Food and wine pairing:
A classic with bodied, roasted or grilled meat-based dishes or aged cheeses.

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