In a region famous for its whites (Friuli), Michele Moschioni has been daring enough for the past 40 years to only make reds. A pupil of the godfather of Amarone, Giuseppe Quintarelli, Moschioni's reds are legendary. A blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this wine is a new take on a classic. Full-bodied wine with sweet tannin and plenty of extract to balance out the whole structure. It is juicy and rich with a surprising lush style.
Typology: Red wine blend Production area: D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvesting: Manual harvest from mid to late September. Fermentation and refinery: It ages 12 months in barriques, 48 months in large french oak barrels, followed by 12 months of bottle-ageing. Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol. Tasting notesVery wide nose of berries, chocolate cherry, violets and a mild spicy note of star anise. Afterwards it displays fully developed aromas of leather, sealing wax, Kentucky tobacco and black coffee. Sensory characteristics: Full-bodied wine with sweet tannin and plenty of extract to balance out the whole structure. It is juicy and rich with a surprising lush style. Serving Suggestions: You can pair it with well-structured first dishes, red meat and stewed mushrooms.
Pignolo means "finicky" in Italian and this wine is rare due to the difficulty in growing these finicky grapes. This wine is powerful, with a full body and a backbone loaded with well-ripened and quality tannins. An outstanding wine, this Pignolo stands up to any beautiful meal.
Typology: Red wine Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: 100% Pignolo Harvesting: Manual harvest from early to mid-October. Fermentation and refinery: It ages 48 months in barriques, 24 months in large oak barrels followed by 24 months of bottle-aging. Alcohol Content: 15% vol. Tasting notes: Solid ruby red with purple shades. Deep and fruity nose gorgeously layered with plum jam, blueberry, and black cherry as well as floral hints of rosehip and violet. It has a delicate and balsamic note of eucalyptus and tobacco leaf. Serving Suggestions: Pair it with aged blue cheese or with ground game and game bird.
Real, in the Friulian language means true; this wine is so called because 50% of the grapes are Tazzelenghe (meaning "tongue cutter" due to its fantastic acidity), a native varietal, rather difficult to tame, a bit like the land in which it is born. Since 1989, Michele Moschioni has devoted himself to the production of red wines in a territory famous and known in the world for the quality of its white wines; Michele does it because he wants to enhance these indigenous vines.
Typology: Red wine blend Production area: D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: Tazzelenghe with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvesting: Manual harvest from early to mid-October. Fermentation and refinery: It ages 12 months in barriques, 48 months in large oak barrels followed by 12 months of bottle-ageing. Training System: Guyot Alcohol Content: 15% vol. Temperature for Serving: 16-18°C (61-64°F) Tasting notes: The aromatic profile is focused on ripe fruit. Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry jam along with floral scents of mountain cyclamen and red rose intermixed with a spicy note of cinnamon. On the palate there is plenty of high but sweet tannin hiding beneath the fruit. Very pleasant balsamic ending. Serving Suggestions: Pair with important pasta dishes and grilled red meat.