Merlot vine variety has existed in Friuli for over 500 years. We grow it in soils, a mixture of sandstone and fresh clay, with little skeleton. All that is followed by a classic interpretation that, despite being able to count on very old systems, plays with elegance and minerality, without invoking powers and concentrations, which can often be found in warmer areas or in crops that aim at exacerbating the concept.
Merlot – Friuli Colli Orientali
Mixed marl soil
Over 100 years, mainly Merlot vines. The vineyards were registered in 1950, but they pre-existed
More than 15 days of skin contact; through a soft pressing
Fermented in Sirio’s ceramic amphorae, the second step in French oak barrique
Natural yeasts in steel
In Sirio’s amphorae
Appearance: ruby red with purplish highlights., Bouquet: intense hints of red fruit and spices., Tasting notes: power, elegance, minerality, concentration of soft tannins, length.
All-round wine; except for fish and artichokes, it goes very well with all the other dishes.
16-18 C° grades
Roi Clâr grapes come from mature and, in some cases, centennial vines. Our wine research aims at obtaining unusual and courageous products without at the same time abandoning their sense of good and health.
Our wines are not characterized by high volatile acidity; we always try to carefully manage and control all the possible oxidation-reduction phenomena.
The Linea Primo wines are crisp, straightforward, and intriguing but at the same time genuine, whereas the Linea Cru wines are complex, mature, honest, deep, soft, and mineral.