Grape varieties: Merlot and Piculit Neri.
Production area: in the foothills of the Carnic Alps, in Alta Grave Friulana.
Soil composition: mostly silt, sand and clay.
Growing system: spurred cordon for the Merlot and guyot for the Piculit Neri.
Vinification: manual harvesting of well ripened grapes. The two grape varieties making up the blend are vinified separately in order to enhance their peculiarities. The Piculit Neri, with its intense color and high acidity, is aged more than 12 months in barrique, whereas the Merlot spends also 12 months in wood, but partly in barrique and partly in 1000-liter barrels. The blend is followed by a few months of aging in steel tanks and then the final aging takes place in the bottle.
Food pairings: blue fish, stewed cuttlefish with peas, tuna, pasta with beans, baked duck, game, grilled meats.
Service temperature: 15-17 °C.