Colli Orientali del Friuli Merlot 2019 - Ronco Severo
Ronco Severo's Merlot is a fresh and balanced wine, able to tell the land of the Collio Friulano from which it comes. In the glass it has an intense ruby red color, tending to purple. On the nose the aromas are pleasant, with notes of ripe dark-pulp fruit, with mineral and vegetable scents. In the mouth it is warm, full-bodied, soft, with a good savory and fresh texture. Harmonic and persistent finish.
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grape variety: Merlot.
Alcohol content: 13.5%.
Aging: 6 months in 500 liter French oak barrels.
Availability: In stock
Colli Orientali del Friuli Merlot - Ronco Severo
A splendid Merlot, balanced and fresh, whose grapes come from a small vineyard of about 2.90 hectares planted in 1972 on land composed of ponca, a Friulian term to define marl. The harvest is manual with selection in the vineyard between the end of September and the first week of October. The wine is made only with indigenous yeasts and is aged for 50% in 500l French oak barrels. for about 6 months. The Merlot of Ronco Severo is of an intense ruby red color, tending to purple. On the nose the aromas are pleasant, with notes of ripe dark-pulp fruit, with mineral and vegetable scents. In the mouth it is warm, full-bodied, soft, with a good savory and fresh texture. Harmonic and persistent finish.
We taste Merlot at a temperature of 16/18 ° in Tulip glasses. Wine to be drunk immediately but left a few years in the cellar can give great emotions.
Wine that goes perfectly with first and second meat, to try with a roast veal with walnuts.
Winery: Ronco Severo
The Ronco Severo company is located in Prepotto, in the province of Udine. A place particularly suited to the production of wine in fact, we find ourselves within the denomination Colli orientali del Friuli that borders with Slovenia. Historical company of the area, was the grandfather of Stefano Novello, the current owner, Severo Novello, who is said that as a child had the passion to produce wine, to buy from the noble family Rieppi family in Prepotto, the first land located on a hilly ridge, exceptional for exposure and terrain characteristics. Severus will call this place "Ronco Severo" because it took years of hard work to tear up the terraces to plant the vines. The turning point came when Stefano, with a background in the wine sales sector, decided to change the wine production method and philosophy. Natural wines produced through careful work in the vineyard and in the cellar, so that all its wines can reflect its work and the territory it belongs to. This belief led him to abandon all chemical products and to reduce the intervention in the vineyard and in the cellar to the minimum necessary. In the grassed vineyards, it does not use inorganic fertilizers and herbicides, in the cellar it does not use enzymes, selected and sulphurous yeasts. Only long macerations to extract substances that produce wines with a very intense color, longevity that sometimes are slightly veiled because they do not undergo either filtration or clarification. Stefano cultivates only native vines such as Pinot Grigio, Friulano, Ribolla gialla, Picolit, Refosco del peduncolo rosso and Schioppettino. All vineyards that are located on that wonderful land that is only Friuli called Ponca, able to give extraordinary results.
|Region||Friuli Venezia Giulia|
|Production Area||Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC|
|Style of Wine||Medium bodied and scented|
|Aging||Aging in Barrels|
|Dimension||Bottle 0,75 L|
|Pairings||Cold cuts and Sausages, Roasts, White meat, Stewed meat, Red meat, Raw fish, Fresh cheese, Seafood, Fish, Main courses, Risotti, Game, Vegetable, Soups and broth|