Altromerlot Friuli Colli Orientali DOC
It was 1987 when the idea of producing a different wine from the Friulian tradition of the time was born among the vineyards of Torre Rosazza. Thus it was that Altromerlot was born, probably the first Friulian wine to be aged for a long time in French oak barriques, "altro" because it was different from the Merlot that could be tasted at that time. Now the Altromerlot is recognized at the top of elegance among Friulian wines.
24 months in barrique
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)
The grapes are harvested strictly by hand in the I-II decade of September, with selection on the plant. This is followed by operations of destemming-crushing and vinification in steel fermenters at a controlled temperature, where the must and the skins remain in contact for 8-10 days. The malolactic fermentation is carried out completely, followed by aging in Allier oak barriques which lasts at least 24 months.
ALTITUDE 200-250 meters above sea level
TYPE OF PLANTING Sustainable Farming
SOIL Clayey marl, sandstone
TYPE OF CULTIVATION Guyot
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14.5%