Today, actually, in the typical Friulian “osteria” Merlot is the most common red wine to be poured when asked for a “taj di ros”, which is a good glass of red, perhaps with a slice of bread and raw ham.
This wine occupies a special place in the heart of every Friulian: it has been adopted during the years and nowadays it’s loved by the people of this region as an autochthonous.
Arrived from France and then spread all over the world, it is one of the most universally known “international” vines, but its history is different in each region where it’s grown.
In French territory, the name of this grape isn’t usually shown on the label, in favor instead of the cellar’s name, the village where the wine is produced or the single vineyard.
In Friuli, however, Merlot has always been called this way also on the bottle, thus helping its diffusion at local level, its integration into Friulian culture and the awareness of the grape’s name.
Our vineyards are located within the DOC Collio area, where Merlot grows quite well, offering wines with very soft, balanced and elegant tannins.