Masut da Rive – Pinot Nero DOC

Producer: Masut da Rive
Wine: Pinot Nero DOC
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
Production Zone: Isonzo del Friuli
Altitude: 250 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 6.2 acres, 2 tons per acre
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Chalky with gravel.
Vinification & Aging: The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and macerated for 15 days. After the maceration, the wine went through the malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barriques (50% new, 50% 2 year-old barrels) for 12 – 18 months. A light filtration was followed by bottling and an additional 12 months bottle aging prior to release.
Production: 230 cases
Alcohol: 14%
Description: Delicate and expressive bouquet of raspberry and cherry. Powerful and elegant, with a silky, refined finish.
Food Pairing: Duck, partridge and roast pork.