Ronchi di Cialla 1990 Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso di Cialla Colli Orientali del Friuli Italy

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Wine Notes:
Warm and intense aromas. Immediate flavors of cherry and blackberry jam, and spice with mineral notes such as graphite; when young, it is full and intense; when aged, it is enriched with elegant sensations that recall liquorice and spices.

Pair With:
Red meat roasts; furred game; grilled mixed meat or stewed in red wine; Italian-style salamis, full-flavor cheeses (not spicy).

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VINIFICATION - Estate grown and bottled. Prolonged maceration for 4 weeks; Native yeasts; Pump-over twice daily. Maturation in 90% French oak barrels and 10% Slavonian oak for 14-18 months and further ageing in bottle for 50 months. Potential ageing in the bottle: 20-25 years with some vintages able to evolve even longer.

VINEYARD LOCATION - Cialla Valley in the commune of Prepotto (Udine) – Friuli.

VINEYARD - Average age of vines: 50 years.

GRAPE VARIETY - Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

COLOR - Intense ruby red with fleeting purple reflections

AROMAS - Warm and intense aromas. Immediate flavors of cherry and blackberry jam, and spice with mineral notes such as graphite; when young, it is full and intense; when aged, it is enriched with elegant sensations that recall liquorice and spices.

TASTING NOTES - In the mouth it is immediately voluminous, warm and well balanced; the mineral complexity is enriched by the sweet tannin, which enhances its verticality. At the rear of the mouth, the sensation is full and fragrant. It is potent, rich, modern and at the same time austere; powerful structure and character of great elegance.

FOOD PAIRING - Red meat roasts; furred game; grilled mixed meat or stewed in red wine; Italian-style salamis, full-flavor cheeses (not spicy).

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