Deep ruby color. The nose recalls red fruit, leather, cocoa, coffee, spices in an enveloping overall feeling. The palate has a strong taste but harmonious in its complexity and balanced by good acidity. You can sense the feelings of currant, black cherry, licorice and cocoa with an important structure and persistence.
Refosco dal P.R., Schiopettino, Pignolo DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
Rocca Bernarda e Rosazzo. Hilly with south exposure at 130 to 210 m above sea level. Soil, marl and sandstone.
Harvested by hand, in boxes of 10 kg, the best grapes Refosco, Pignolo and Schiopettino vineyards. De-stemming and soft crushing. 20 days of maceration on the skins in oak vats, with the performance of the alcoholic fermentation (fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts). Racking and aging in oak barrels of 225 liters of 1st pass for 50%, and the remainder in barrels of 2nd step. After 24 months assembling and bottling (without filtration ) in the waning moon of January. After 6 months in the bottle, the wine is placed on the market.
Wine that finds the best combinations in red meat on the grill, tagliate and chops and even hard cheeses aged.
over 15 years.
750 ml - 75 cl - 0,75 lt.
wine can contain suphites.
In 2018 Leonardo Specogna, after residing in Switzerland as an emigrant for some years (typical situation for the people of the Friuli region in those years), went back to Friuli Venezia Giulia and bought a small plot of land on the hills of Rocca Bernarda in Corno di Rosazzo, in the heart of the vineyards in Friuli. These lands have always been devoted to oenology and here the plant of the vine has found the best conditions since Roman times, thanks to the fact that in this oriental strip of land of our region the climate and the soil have features that are unique and exceptional for winemaking. That was the origin of it… It all started with a 360-degree company that covered many aspects of the production for private consumption: dairy, cereal and wine production. Later, when Graziano and his wife Anna Maria started working in the company, the management techniques of the vineyards and of the winemaking were improved, making the farm more specifically focused on the winemaking sector. Nowadays, the activity of the company is galvanised by the presence of the third generation of Specogna winemakers Cristian and Michele that long ago have taken the lead of the company. They are granting an important company development trend and an expansion of the sales into the most important international markets. Today our company has an overall surface of 25 hectares, 22 of which are vineyards. We produce more or less 120,000 bottles per year, 50% of which are sold on the national market and 50% in more than 30 countries in the world.
Color: brilliant deep ruby red Smell: The primary fruit aromas of dried plum and cranberry combine with the herbal aromas of mint and eucalyptus and a hint of black pepper to create a many-faceted bouquet. Taste: With its sturdy tannin structure and rich fruit aromas, the Merlot can develop to the full on the palate to display great complexity with depth and length.