Obtained by selecting an ancient clone of Merlot, this is our flagship red wine. A spicy wine with hints of chocolate and berries, it has a long and soft palate with notes of roasting thanks to its ageing in French oak barrels.
In accordance with our credo that a great wine is born on the vine, Perusini wine is produced only from the grapes of its own vineyard, all terraced on loam rock (known as ponca in Friuli) in a splendid position, the vines closely planted in accordance with strict criteria. The in-depth research into native vines that has become a byword for our vineyard over three generations.
The Perusini vineyards are one of the 50 happy few listed by Luigi Veronelli in “I vignaioli storici” (The Italian Wine-growers Bible). Today the estate is run by Giampaolo’s daughter, Teresa, an art historian like her uncle, but also a keen cultivator who divides her time between her studies and running the estate together with her husband Giacomo de Pace and her three sons.
For centuries, the hills of Gramogliano have been renowned, like Rosazzo and Rocca Bernarda, not just for their nat- ural beauty, but also for the terrain, position and microclimate that make up the cru hors classe of Friuli’s Colli Orientali.
Pairing Suggestions: Ideal for pairing with broiled meat.
Maturation: At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was pressed immediately and put into medium toast French oak barrels, in which it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for around a year.