VINITALY – Verona, April 9th/12th 2017 - Hall 7 Stand A2
Type of wine: Red, dry, Merlot Friuli Grave.
Producer: Fernando Pighin & Figli S.agr. a r.l.
Grape varieties: Monovarietal Merlot.
Zone of production: Fraz. Risano, Pavia di Udine (UD), Italy.
Soil: Moderately loose-packed, with patches of gravel.
Training system: Mainly single Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, bunch thinning to obtain a more structured product which is suited to long development.
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals of grapes per hectare.
Harvest: During the period of optimal ripeness, at the end of September.
Vinification: With the technique of maceration on the skins at the controlled temperature of +10° to +28° C for a period of 10 days.
Ageing: 2 months in stainless steel vats, 12 - 14 months in oak barrels of various origins (from Slavonia and France) and subsequently in the bottle for 6 months before marketing.
Alcohol content: 12.50% by vol.
Residual sugar: 2 g/l.
Total acidity: 4.70 g/l in tartaric acid.
Extract: 28 g/l.
Colour: More or less intense ruby red, bright.
Bouquet: Well defined, mouth-filling with clear aromas of morello cherry, blackberry and violet accompanied by spicy notes.
Taste: Dry, good body, appropriately tannic, warm, well-developed, excellent finish.
Pairing: Pairs well with game and grilled meats, excellent with cured meats and aged cheeses.
Serve: At the temperature of +18° C to +20° C. Uncork the bottle half an hour before serving.
Consumption and ageing potential: Wine with excellent longevity. In the proper conditions, it can be aged for 5 to 6 years.