Place: Ruttàrs hamlet, comune of Dolegna del Collio, hill, marl and sandstone soil, south-west facing.. Training system: guyot 10 buds/plant, 5000 plants/hectare, year of planting 1993; hand-harvest, yield 6 tons/hectare.
WINEMAKING AND AGEING
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 20%. De-stemming and maceration for 12-14 days. To extract tannins and flavours, in the first week, the cap is punched down in the must. In the second week of maceration, the must is pumped over the cap. Ageing in third-year French oak barrels (500 L) for 18 months, blending and ageing in steel tanks for 6 months. Bottling and ageing in bottle for 12 months.
Colour: deep ruby red. Flavour: very intense and complex, with notes of blackberry, red currant, raspberry, cinnamon, tobacco. Taste: fresh and velvety, salty with clean tannins. Full-bodied with a long fruity finish.
Grilled meat, aged cheese. Serve at 18-19°C.
Bordeaux-style bottle 0,75 L, natural cork.
A blend which mixes the freshness of Cabernet Sauvignon and the softness of Merlot; the bouquet is enriched by used oak in ageing, which balances the wine without covering it with smoke and spicy flavours. A long-ageing wine (not less than 7-8 years) but very pleasant even after 3-4 years from harvest.