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Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.3
Estimated peak of maturation: 4 years
Estimated cellar life: 8 years


Category: rosé, dry
Grape variety: merlot 100 %
Source vineyard: Ciantons
Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte
Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)
Average planting age: 15 years
Vine density: 6,000 vines/ha (2,428 vine/ac)
Yield per hectar and per vine: 5,643 kg/ha (4,755 lbs/ac) and 0.94 kg/vine
Layout: 2.1 x 0.80 m
Area: 0.7 ha (1.73 ac) in production
Elevation: 33 m (108 ft)
Exposure: North - South
Training method: Spur pruned
Soils profile: Medium deep, with generous gravel-pebbly texture, ranges from sand silt to clay-silt, reddish hue due to presence of ferrous and aluminium oxides, well drained, little water-retention capacity
Harvest period: 30th September


De-stemming and crushing
Skin contact: 20 hours at low temperatures
Fermentation: 16 ÷ 20 °C (61 - 68 °F)
Yeast: selected strains
Length of fermentation: 18 days
Malolactic fermentation: not made
Maturation: 7 months on dead yeast cel
Clarification: non-agent natural in steel
Bottling: 4th September 2012
Bottle-ageing: 8 months
Bottles: 750 ml