Vineyard location and characteristics: This wine is born in the best wine growing area of the Buje region called Contarini-Brazzania where a low yield per hectare allows for the production of extraordinary wines. The vineyards are laid out in an amphitheatre fashion, helping them to ideally utilize the local climate and the mineral-rich white soil.
Vinification and maturing: Alcohol fermentation begins at temperatures ranging from 25 to 28°C for a duration of 15 to 20 days. The malolactic fermentation and the maturation period take place over 24 months in small oak casks which allows for a pairing of rich and noble aromas of wood and grape. In order to unite the best qualities of these varieties, the wine is blended and aged in a big wooden barrel over the span of a year, finishing with an additional 6 months spent in a bottle where the wine is further matured and balanced.
Color: Solid dark ruby
Bouquet: Immediate dominance of spices, primarily fine, ground green pepper, mild cedar wood scent with a later burst of berries
Taste: Both fresh and rounded at the same time, soft and harmonious, with recurring spicy notes of green pepper that, together with delicate tannins, dry the palate
Gastronomic recommendation: Roasted red meat with red wine sauce, duck, veal Scallopini, cured meats like fine sausages with spices
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