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Pignolo D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali Riserva 2011

Pignolo D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali Riserva 2011

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“I like the dark ravines of dormant taverns, where people culminate in the excess of singing, I like cursed and light things, and deep glasses of wine, where the mind rejoices, level of magical thought” – Alda Merini

Sommelier's Notes

Wine Profile

Varietal

Pignolo

Aging Style

Barrique

Color

Garnet, limpid and consistent

Body

Full-bodied

Sweetness

Dry

Tasting Notes

Bouquet

A very intense and complex wine, evolving with hints of ripe wildflowers, undergrowth, spices, leather, and chocolate. Its bouquet is ethereal.

Flavor

A powerful, elegant wine with dry, warm sensations balanced by tannins and minerality. Intense, persistent, and vigorous, perfect for red meats, game, and aged cheese.

Food Pairing

Red meats, game, aged cheese. An elegant meditation wine.

Tannins | 80%

Fruity | 70%

Floral | 70%

Spices | 80%

Minerals | 60%

Serving Facts

Cellaring

20 Years

Calories

74 cals (per glass, 3 oz)

Residual Sugars

1 (gr/L)

Alcohol
Content

15.0% ABV

Decante

45 mins

Serving
Temperature

16-18 °C

Distinctions

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Production Notes

  • Grapes are hand-harvested as the sun rises, then transferred to the cellar where they are destemmed and pressed.
  • The must macerates on the grape skins for seven days at a controlled temperature of 27°C.
  • Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks before moving to 350-litre oak barriques to age an additional 24 months.
  • The wine is then transferred to stainless steel tanks for 12 months ; after bottling it ages for an additional 48 months.