Ronco della Torre Friuli Colli Orientali DOC
Pignolo, the ancient grape, found and saved right in the Abbey of Rosazzo, meets one of the most popular international grape varieties in the Friulian terroirs, Merlot. Ronco della Torre is more than a blend that brings together two types of grapes: it combines two stories that perfectly tell what we call the quintessence of Friuli, that is the determination that guides us in wanting to enhance the agricultural heritage of our land. The ancient and the contemporary together, Pignolo and Merlot, mean stylistic evolution: this is Ronco della Torre.
Merlot 85%, Pignolo 15%
24 months in French oak barrels, at least 6 months in bottle
Colline orientali del Friuli (Manzano Hills)
The harvest takes place with the overripe grapes on the plant, an agronomic technique that enhances the color and softens the tannins, especially the Pignolo. The Merlot and Pignolo grapes are selected on the plant and vinified separately in steel fermenters at a controlled temperature. A malolactic fermentation and the blend follows. The aging takes place in French oak barrels for at least 24 months, while the aging in the bottle continues for at least another 6 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%