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.
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. This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, and Tazzelenghe mixes the classic varietals with the native ones, giving you an easy introduction into the archives of Friuli's great native grapes.
Typology: Red wine blend Production area: D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Refosco dal peduncolo rosso and Tazzelenghe. Harvesting: Manual harvest from mid to late September. Fermentation and refinery: It ages 12 months in barriques, 12 months in large oak barrels followed by 6 months of bottle-aging. Training System: Guyot Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol. Tasting notesA brilliant ruby red color with purple shades. Aroma: a striking aromatic profile with fruity scents of blueberry, mulberry, and crunchy plum. A delicate floral hint of rose is intermixed with smoky notes of coffee and leather. On the palate: Full-bodied, with a high tannic profile yet nicely melted in the whole texture. Serving Suggestions: A youthful wine with a remarkable freshness, it is best expressed when paired with grilled meat and medium-aged cheese.