Varital: Pinot Grigio 100%.
Vineyard Site: Exclusively from our oldest vineyard site, “Mattia.” 5,500 vines planted per hectare, trained using Guyot method. Yield of 60 hl/ha.
Harvest: Meticulous hand selection of ripe bunches.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks with large bases in order to promote extraction of color and sweet tannins through frequent punch downs. After fermentation, the wine matures with the skins for a couple of weeks.
Aging: In French oak barrels of varying size for 3 years and bottle aged for an additional 6 months.
Tasting Notes: This native Friulian varietal dates back to the Roman Empire. The color is an intense and deep ruby red with violet reflections. Notes of white pepper unfold to aromas of sweet plum jam and earthy spice. Bold and robust structure, akin to the character of a native “Friulano.” Pair with gamey meats, braised and grilled meat, and strong cheeses. Serve at 64 - 68°F.