This variety, brought to Friuli by the French Count Theodore De La Tour in 1869, quickly became the region’s most popular red. In the local inns if one asks for a glass of white wine, a Friuliano is automatically served, if it is a red it must be Merlot.
Most of the vineyards on the estate are possibly too cool for the variety to reach optimum ripeness and complexity, but our “Perilla” Merlot DOC Collio comes from a selection of the very best sites (as can be seen in the photos on crop thinning).
This round and intense wine expresses to perfection the freshness of the night air of Friuli.
Spontaneous fermentation allows for long and delicately handled maceration of 20 days. The wine matures for 12 months in French barriques, of which only a small percentage is new, and is bottled without filtering.
75 cl Wine bottle | 1,5 l Magnum
Beautiful intense ruby red color, which tend to diminish with aging.
Game, spiced meat dishes and grills.
over 20 years
To guarantee a high quality wine, it is necessary to eliminate some of its clusters weeks before the harvest.
A procedure that we also carry out on other varieties such as Ribolla Gialla and Schioppettino.
Before the elimination of the grapes…
… and after the elimination of some grapes.