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Rosso Scuro

Rosso Scuro Rosso Scuro Colli Orientali del Friuli

Classification
V.Q.P.R.D. D.O.C.
Eastern Hills of Friuli

Grapes
80% Merlot, 20% Refosco dal peduncolo rosso

Position and vineyards
Marly hilly soil: selection from among the best grapes harvested just after normal ripening, more so for Refosco. Grapes are selected according to how ripe they are and the colour of the bunches. Vines trained with the modified double arched cane system.

Harvest
By hand, After mid October; 55-60 quintals per hectare.

Vinification
Fermentation takes place in steel for around 16 days in contact with the skins, which are then removed and the wine is refined for around 18 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux, 50% new and 50% of varying ages. Assemblage takes 10 months in steel, and the wine then refines in the bottle for 3 months.

Alcohol content
13,5-14%

Acidity
4,5-5 g/l (complete malolactic fermentation).

Organoleptic properties
Intense uby colour, composite and complex aromas of warm red fruits, with spices; soft tannins giove a lingering finish.

Best served with
High quality, elaborate meat and game dishes.

Medium annual production
4,000 bottles