Wine Meroi Davino, Nestri, Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC, 2011
The wine is a deep ruby-red color.
The wine has a soft, silky taste with abundant fruit and hints of well integrated tannins. The finish is long, fruity-spicy.
Rich, layered flavor of the wine reveals notes of ripe fruit, the fragrance of flowers, hints of clove and menthol.
The wine will be a good complement to the dense, hearty dishes, roasted red meat, game, pasta.
To create a wine "loosely" is mainly used grape varieties Merlot (80%), supplemented by a small amount of Cabernet Franc (20%), although the blend can vary. Vines grow on the farm Meroi Friuli eastern hills at an altitude of 110 meters above sea level. The soil is mostly marl vineyards, well able to retain moisture, which is important for optimal ripening of the grapes. Agriculture is conducted with organic methods. The harvest is collected in the first week of October, during the period of full maturity. First, grapes are placed in stainless steel containers, where the maceration and fermentation mash for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation is carried out for 15-20 days in French oak barrels at a controlled temperature. Matured wine is 24 months in barriques, which gives it a different structure, and light tions the spicy notes. To preserve the fresh fruit character, the wine is placed in barrels only the third or fourth year of use. The final 6 months the wine is aged in the bottle. Before bottling the wine is not filtered. The annual output of wine averages 11,500 bottles.
Meroi Davino - a family business located in the heart of the wine region of Friuli Colli Orentali, in the municipality of Boutroux. At the end of the 1980s, the third generation winemaker Paolo Measure inherited the estate from his father and, together with his son, Damiano continued production of wine. Products winery has long won popularity among connoisseurs and experts, due to the high quality and unique style. Paolo Measure not only produces wine, but with his wife working in their own restaurant "Al Parco", located in the center of Boutroux. This well-known restaurant in the north-eastern part of Italy and Paolo are implementing major part (80%) produced by beverage. The remaining wine is sold to private collectors in Europe and the US. Annual production of wine is very small - only 30,000 bottles.
Measure family owns 35 hectares of vineyards, grown on the picturesque slopes of Friuli, of which 12 hectares - are areas where crops are already used in the manufacture of wine, and the rest - are areas where crops are grown younger in the future. Historical region of Friuli - a wonderful place that is as Côte de Beaune in France, is capable of producing world-class wines. It was here, according to many wine producers have formed the best climate in the region, characterized by warm days with cool, refreshing breezes and cool nights. The soil under the vines is made of sandstone, limestone and marl, with an admixture of iron and volcanic elements. There winemakers farms cultivated red grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Refosco, as well as white varieties are grown - Friulano, Picolit, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. The special composition of the soil influences the characteristics of the wine, since vines are forced to form an extensive root system to search for water in the mineral layers. In his daily work Paolo Measure consults with oenologist Mirko Dehghani, as well as with its neighbor and best friend - known winemaker Enzo Pontoni of Miani economy, achieving excellent results through joint efforts.
Since 2002, the vineyards economy Measure being organic farming. Great importance winemakers give the grape harvest, the tracking period of its maximum maturity. Yield vine is saved with the very low - only 25 hl per hectare. This allows you to create structured, intense and complex wines that express the original character of the local terroir. A few meters from the restaurant "Al Parco" is an old wine cellar. It is located under the ground at a depth of 16 feet, so the descent into this room is only by elevator. Here, during the Second World War, his grandfather Paolo Measure - Dominin - put the best wine farms of the "false" wall. One soldier accidentally made a hole in the wall with a rifle butt, but did not bother to look at him, so that the wine remained intact. Now Paolo dedicates its most complex red wines grandfather, calling them in his honor "Dominin". Also, the winery produced intense white wines Sauvignon Blanc, Tokay Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. All the wines exhibit a surprising combination of sophistication and elegance, and have excellent potential for aging in the bottle.