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Alcohol: 14.49 %

Total acidity: 5.5 g/l

pH: 3.61

Estimated peak of maturation: 6 years

Estimated cellar life: 15 years


Category: red, dry

Grape variety: pinot nero 100 %

Source vineyard: Longorucis

Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte

Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)

Average planting age: 6 years

Vine density: 7,800 vines/ha

Yield per hectare and per vine: 3,300 kg/ha (2.944 lbs/ac) and 0.42 kg/plantt

Layout: 1.60 x 0.80 m

Area: 1.40 ha in production

Elevation: 31 - 32 m (101 - 105 ft)

Exposure: North - South and East - West

Training method: simple guyot

Soils profile: medium deep, with generous gravelpebbly texture, silt-clay, the upper layer is decalcified while the deeper one is calcareous, well drained, little water-retention capacity

Harvest period: 28th August 2020


De-stemming and crushing

Skin contact: 20 days, plunging applied

Fermentation vassel: Stainless steel fermentation vats

Pre-fermentation cold settling

Fermentation: 18÷30°C (64 - 86 °F)

Yeast: selected strains

Length of fermentation: 8 days

Malolactic fermentation: complete

Maturation: 14 months in barrels, followed by 8 months in steel until completion of natural clarification

Bottling: 23rd December 2021

Bottle-ageing: 14 months