Hints of mature cherry with a minerally finish, a highly recommended merlot from this fantastic Friulan winemaker.
Isidoro Polencic: a journey towards the northern-eastern part of Italy, the Collio, on the borders between Italy and Slovenia. This is a place with a long-standing tradition of dedication to viticulture, a place blessed by the proximity of the sea and protected by the mountains.
The area belongs to the Collio DOC appellation. Because of the suitable composition of the soil and climatic conditions of this area, I have chosen to grow Merlot and white wine grape varieties. My vines grow on the hill slopes basking in the sun and sea breeze from the Adriatic Sea not too far away. The grapes are nurtured by the clayey marls and sandstone that make up the soil known as “ponca”.
Pairing Suggestions: Ideal with red meats, grilled meat, rost chicken, pork, game with polenta, mushrooms, old chesses, gorgonzola, parmesan etc.
Maturation: This wine ages in French oak 500-L tonneaux for about 10 months, before being bottled. For the whole period the wine remains on the fine lees, which are stirred regularly to bring out more body and complexity.