Real (2011)

Moschioni

  • 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 notesThe 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.

Winery: Moschioni