This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It is born in the best wine-growing area of the Buje region, Contarini-Brazzania, where a low yield per hectare allows to achieve the properties of top wines. The vineyards are laid out like an amphitheater and ideally use the local climate and the mineral soil of the white land.
Vinification and maturation: alcoholic fermentation of these varieties begins at a temperature of 25-28 ° C, 15 to 20 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation take place individually in small oak barrels for 18 months, which favors the pairing of rich and noble aromas of wood and grapes. In order to unite the best qualities of these varieties, blending and aging of wine in a large barrel for one year, after which it is rounded and matured in the bottle for the next 6 months.
Color of the wine is impenetrable dark ruby. At the same time, the aromas of forest fruits and roasted coffee appear, and then an elegant note develops on English skin, black pepper, cloves, dark chocolate, fine tobacco and deep notes of ripe currants, and then ripe cherries.The taste is full and strong, fruity with perfectly blended notes of wood and tannins, clear fruity aromas imbued with spices and fried notes, a long delicious finish.
Gastro recommendation: very flexible wine with many meat dishes, cooked meat, roasted, pork, veal and even venison or boškarin from the oven with prunes, medium aged cheeses.
- Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc i Merlot
- Alcohol: 13,0% ABV
- Position: Region of Buje: Contarini-Brazzania
- Vintage: 2008, 2009
- Vinification: Mulching, crushing, fermentation and maceration on temperature of 25 - 28 °C for 15 to 20 days, malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels for 24 months
- Aging: big oak barrels for 12 months, 6 months in a bottle
- Serving temperature: 18-20 °C
- Pairing: red meat dishes, venison or boškarin from the oven with prunes, medium aged cheeses
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