Deep ruby red, with purple shades. Nose: a typical, frank aroma, full of vegetal, herbaceous and earthy scents. The fruity sensations are intriguing and impactful, especially recalling black cherries and wild blackberries. They mingle with winy fragrances and spicy scents completing the bouquet with an intense depth. Palate: featuring lively but pleasant tannins, it strikes with a vibrant freshness that encourages to drink. The structure is balanced by a warm smoothness and supported by a good body, making La Roncaia Cabernet Franc a delightful wine in its authenticity.
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: Food based on either grilled or roasted red meat.
Maturation: After a maceration of about 15 days, the product ages in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature for at least 10 months. After bottling, a further refinement in horizontal position makes the wine even more balanced.