Altùris Merlot IGP Venezia Giulia 2019
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From Friuli Venezia Giulia, a famous wine region of Italy on the border with Austria and Slovenia, that is known for the production of the highest quality white wines, but also some spectacular red wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our all time favourites.
The nose is fruity and delicate with hints of raspberry, blueberry, cherry and plum mixed with a little ‘sous bois’ undegrowth and sweet spices. In the mouth it is full and off-dry, with lots of cherry, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla on the palate. Medium acidity and velvety smooth tannins. Extremely quaffable, this wine is great on its own or with food.
The grapes are delicately de-stemmed and subjected to pressing. The must thus obtained is left to ferment on the skins at a controlled temperature with frequent pumping over in order to extract color and aromas. The refining process continues in glass lined cement barrels.
Pair with tomato based pasta dishes, pizza, lamb, beef or game. For cheese pairings, try it with aged cheddars, aged goudas, sheep’s milk cheeses and Comté.
Serving temperature: 16-18 degrees
|WINERY:||Azienda Agricola Altùris s.s.a.|
|WINEMAKER:||Marco and Massimo Zorzettig|
|VINIFICATION:||The grapes are gently desteemed before crushing. The must
thus obtained is left to ferment together with the skins at controlled
temperature with frequent pumping over in order to extract
color and flavour. After racking, aging takes place in glass-lined
This very special winery is located in the beautiful hills of Friuli, known as Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, which in their mother tongue are called “Altùris”: a geometry of reliefs engraved by vineyards. Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.
It is in this revered place that Marco and Massimo Zorzettig, heirs of a historical family, which has been a symbol of solid entrepreneurship in the wine world for three generations, founded Altùris.
The winery is devoted to the creation of exquisite wines, capable
of carrying all the scents and aromas that the grapes of this unique terroir offer.
At the far North East of Italy, close to Venice and at short walk from Cividale del Friuli at the border with Austria and Slovenia, Altùris vines benefit of an unique microclimate. The Julian Alps protect them from the cold winds of North, while the breezes from Adriatic Sea smooth and mitigate the climate, offering the vineyards exceptional conditions to produce grand quality wines.
The production at Altùris winery is set for 70 percent whites and 30 percent reds. They also produce incredibly great reds.