Masut da Rive – Sassirossi DOC

Producer: Masut da Rive
Wine: Sassirossi DOC
Grape Variety: 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Production Zone: Isonzo
Altitude: 120 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 5 acres/ 2.5 tons per acre
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Clay and Gravel
Vinification & Aging: Hand selected and picked the grapes are destemmed and softly crushed, and undergo long maceration with the skins and frequent pump-overs. After the wine is racked off its ages in French barriques for 12 months.
Production: 500 cases
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Deep ruby red with purple tint. Lightly herbaceous smell with notes of flowers and red fruits. Evident hints of cranberry, blackcurrant and notes of licorice. On the palate it has tannic structure, dry and bodied. The flavour is full of character and reflexes the type of the soil from which its name comes.
Food Pairing: It goes well with the whole meal: from hearty first course dishes to fish, red meat, lamb, games and midly aged cheeses.