PRIZES AND AWARDS —
– QUATTRO GRAPPOLI Guida “Duemilavini” A.I.S.: Vendemmie 2001-2002-2003
Linea CRU Vitigni internazionale
Roncalto - Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD — located at Ruttars in the municipality of Dolegna del Collio.
KIND OF GROUND — Marls and clays.
GRAPE — Cabernet Sauvignon
VINES PER HECTARE — 7000
TYPE OF CULTIVATION — Guyot.
VINIFICATION AND REFINING — The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, gentle destemming with subsequent fermentation at a controlled temperature of 23°C on the skins for eighteen days. Sixteen months of maturing in Allier barriques follow at a constant temperature of 16°C. At the end of this period, the wine is bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS — It has an intense red ruby color. On the nose it is intense and recalls spices and fruits of the forest. On the palate it is full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long finish.
DRINK WITH — beef, pork and game dishes, and aged cheeses.
LONGEVITY — 15 – 20 years.
SERVE AT— 17-18°C.