Taste the red wines of Friuli, including noble grapes such as 100% Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon, and local grapes such as Refosco and Pignolo. Explore the entire selection of these remarkable Italian red wines.
The market is finally ready for a 100% Cabernet Franc! The beauty of this grape is it takes on the characteristics of the territory it is grown in. While we may be accustomed to Cabernet Franc from California or France, the production coming out of North Eastern Italy creates a whole other experience. The herbaceous note that characterizes this red wine of great class fades with aging, becoming ethereal, with composite tonalities. The initial famous ruby color melts with time into silken aristocratic reflections. The bouquet maintains the herbaceous fragrance of the wooden barrel even in the bottle. The taste is generous, soft, and velvety.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc Fermentation and refinery: Ruby red with aristocratic almost silky reflexes. Alcohol content: 13.0% vol. Tasting notes: Ruby red with aristocratic almost silky reflexes. The bouquet maintains a certain herbaceous fragrance accentuated by the wooden permanence that gives a spicy note. On the palate, it is full, velvety, and spicy with long persistence. Serving Suggestions: Pairs perfectly with white roasted meat and wild game fowl.
Looking for a fresh, elegant, and flavorful Merlot? This is the answer! Aging in stainless steel tanks gives a unique freshness to this international grape and Friuli - with its mineral-rich soil - gives this wine distinguished characteristics, defining it from other Merlots.
Typology: Red wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Merlot Harvesting: Manual in September. Training System: Guyot Fermentation and refinery: De-stemming and crushing of the grapes, maceration with the must in cement tanks for several days with frequent pump-overs. After racking and pressing the skins, the must be placed in a tank where it awaits the end of the alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation. The wine is filtered and bottled during the following July, then a long period of bottle aging follows. Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol. Tasting notes: Ruby red in color. Aromatic hints of red fruit, full and fragrant. Flavorful, mineral-rich and dry with heavy tannins. Serving Suggestions: This wine goes well with a wide variety of meals: from pasta to pork meat and grilled beef to chicken, rabbit, and roast duck.
Terrano belongs to the family of Refosco d'Istria, a red native varietal from Friuli. Terrano is a typical grape of the Carso region, which has always produced this varietal with “wild” notes and a unique personality! This wine can be aged for 7-10 years when the bottle is kept properly.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Carso Grape variety: 100% Terrano Fermentation and refinery: After 9 months in stainless steel containers (without malolactic fermentation), the wine remains other 3 months in bottles before its sale starts. Alcohol content: 12.0% vol. Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color when young, with violet undertones; by maturing, the color tones down. Wild scents of black-berry, bilberry, wild-cherry and plums. Rather acidic (from the presence of malic acid), exuberant and lively. Temperature for Serving: 16-18 °C Serving Suggestions: The limited tannins and the moderate alcohol content, even if with a steady acidity, make this Terrano appropriate for delicatessen and salted meat. When young, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to fish.