Ronco Nolè by Di Lenardo is a red wine blend of three grapes: Merlot, Cabernet, and Refosco–an ancient Italian varietal native to Friuli. The inclusion of Refosco really gives this blend a distinct and wonderful flavor and body. It is easy to drink and can be sipped as a pre-dinner “aperitivo”.
A great way to introduce you to the Refosco variety, this wine can be enjoyed now, or aged for a few years. If you are looking for something new without venturing too far away from the classics, this wine is sure to win you over!
Typology: Red wine blend Production area: Dolegna del Collio Grape varieties: 50% Merlot, 25% Refosco, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon Harvesting: By hand Fermentation and refinery: De-stemming and pressing of the grapes followed by a period of settling. Racking in stainless steel tanks for malo-lactic fermentation at a controlled temperature. The presence of Lactic acid promotes a subtle rounder wine that is pleasantly mellow and less abrasive to the palate. The wine is drawn off the lees and then aged for 12 months in small American oak barrels. Alcohol: 13.0% Temperature for serving: 23°C Tasting notes: Intense ruby red, the palate reveals a wealth of soft, fine-grained tannins; great breadth of flavor, mouth-filling weight and superb intensity. Serving Suggestions: A fine accompaniment for haute cuisine meat dishes, white and red meat roasts, poultry, and furred or feathered game.