The Zamó family is one of few to have collaborated with the internationally renowned oenologist, Franco Bernabei, and it shows. The flagship product of the winery, this wine is a rare red blend with a Friuli twist, coming from the addition of the native variety “Pignolo”. The first red wine from Friuli to win the “Tre Bicchieri” highest award in 1988, this blend is still prized and honored today as one of the best in Italy.
Typology: Rare red wine blend D.O.C.
Production area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Grape variety: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Pignolo
Soil composition: Eocene marl, rich in minerals
Harvesting: by hand, in stages from mid to late September
Fermentation and refinery: Each variety is fermented separately, the maceration takes place in vats truncated cone-shaped timber, for a period of 15 days.
Racking and traditional pressing of the pomace follows, and then the wine, after spending one night in steel to sediment the coarse particles, is decanted into new barrels, where it ages for 16-18 months. After 5 months of relaxation in large barrels it is bottled, then aged for an additional 2 years in the bottle.
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
Temperature for serving: 18°C
Tasting notes: Ruby red color with purple hues. On the noise, scents of mature red fruit, spices, dried fruit and liquorice abound in a warm and enveloping fusion. On the palate unfolds a complex, intense and harmonic wine with notes of cassis, blueberry, plum, dried figs, coffee and cocoa. The sensation is full, complete, persistent. This blend is excellent now, or can stand for years in the cellar.
Serving Suggestions: A smooth and elegant compliment to veal, leg of lamb, duck, roasted pork shank, or any kind of grilled meat.