Its shades of garnet red charm us, the intensity of its mature complex nose amazed us, its soft elegant tannins capture us. This is an excellent wine made in limited quantities from a selection of Merlot grapes from hight hill vineyard. The accurate grape-drying and the careful vilification are followed by the agin in oak for at least 24 months.
There, where our gaze follows the lines of hills and green terraces, oft-times lingering on verdant woods then sweeping across the plain to the far horizon and the glittering contour of the sea. There, where vines are gently caressed by a sweet breeze, protecting them from the old north wind. There, where acacia, chestnut and ancient oak grow, silent witnesses to ancient wine-making traditions matured slowly in technique and wisdom. There, where over the millennia clay marl and sandstone forged gentle hills whose soil is ideally suited, for its position and composition, to vine-growing.
Amidst the rolling hills of Friuli Colli Orientali DOC zone, famous for the prestigious Ramandolo and Picolit DOCG wines, these magical places are home to the La Roncaia vineyards, highly select hectares nurtured by the loving care of people who cherish precious jewels.
Pairing Suggestions: Pairings: either tasty red meat or savoury first courses.
Maturation: The wine rests in the barriques for at least 24 months during which it slowly ages. The wine further ages in the bottle to get more mature and balanced.