San Quirino, comune in the province of Pordenone, Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Massarac, this is an old (60 years plus) ungrafted vineyard.
Wide flat area consisting of the alluvial fan of the Cellina River.
This is a thick alluvium layer of sediment made up of limestone and dolomite created by glacial melt-water, at the foot of the Dolomiti Friulane Mountains.
In San Quirino the climate is temperate warm, with harsh winters and hot summers.
Significant rainfall, distributed over 94 days a year, results in 1,362 mm of precipitation.
The average solar energy is 1,373 Kw/h per square meter and the average temperature over the course of a year is 19.5 °C. July, the hottest month, has an average low of 16°C and an average high of 29.7 °C.
Single varietal Merlot. Selection of a rare Merlot clone from Peduncolo Rosso.
Vineyard with NE-SW exposure. Density of 3,450 plants/hectare withaverage planting space of 2.25 x 1.00. Training system: Guyot. Average Yield 70 hl/ha. Vineyard at 98 meters above sea level.
The grapes are selected and handpicked and after slight pressing, are left to macerate in stainless steel tanks for 5-8 days, during which ongoing operations take place to completely remove noble polyphenols from the skin. In the course of the maceration, in addition to alcoholic fermentation, the process of malolactic fermentation takes place.
The temperature of the maceration is deliberately kept low so as not to lose the fruity notes. The aging of the wine, up until bottling, takes place in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature.
Wine of a deep red color with violet reflections. Slightly grassy fragrance, typical of the varietal, with hints of raspberry. Dry red with a pleasant flavor, harmonious, never characterized by aggressive tannins.
It goes well with roasted red or white meats, poultry and even fine poultry.
Ideal serving temperature, 16 – 18 °C.
Wine preferably served in a wide glass filled to the mouth.
Alcohol content 12.5 – 13%
Total acidity 4.7 – 5.5 g/l
pH 3.55 – 3.70
Residual sugar content 3.7 – 4.8 g/l