LINEA GRAN CRU
VINEYARD — TiareMate located at Ruttars in the municipality of Dolegna del Collio.
KIND OF GROUND — Marls and clays.
VITIGNO — Merlot
VINES PER HECTARE — 7000
TYPE OF CULTIVATION — Guyot
VINIFICATION AND REFINING — The grapes are harvested entirely by hand using boxes, gentle destemming followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature of 20°C on the skins for fifteen days. There follow 18 months of Barrique maturing at a constant temperature of 20°C. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS — Its color is garnet red tending to purple. On the nose it is full and fragrant, with a scent of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. On the palate it is dry, full-bodied, harmonic, tasty, with a slight herbaceous flavor and a very long finish.
DRINK WITH — first courses with ragout, grilled red meat, and game cooked in various ways, mature cheeses.
LONGEVITY — 18-20 years.
SERVE AT— 17-18°C.