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.