This black grape variety has been growing in the Mediterranean area for millennia and it is probably the same vine named Vitis Carbunica by the writer Plinio in 50 AD. It is the variety that has travelled the most as it is present in all the wine areas of the planet. It is a flexible plant the adapts easily to different climates without losing its character. It arrived in Friuli from France in the mid-1800s. It is often vinified with Cabernet Franc to soften its wild features. It can be frequently found in the most prestigious blends.


Cabernet Sauvignon Friuli Colli Orientali DOC




Destemming of the grapes followed by a complete maceration with pumping over and punching down for a period that varies between 10 and 12 days. The racking occurs right after the end of the alcoholic fermentation.


The alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed in stainless steel containers where the wine rests for at least twelve months. The bottles are stored horizontally in air-conditioned rooms for a few weeks before being sold.





Sensory analysis

Colour: intense ruby red that turns to garnet notes with aging.
Nose: intense, fruity aroma, with hints of raspberry and blueberry. Clear note of green pepper and herbaceous tones. With aging, it opens towards violets, spices and bitter chocolate.
Palate: the sip is large thanks to well-controlled tannins and balsamic freshness. Good persistence.


Pasta dishes with savoury sauces, it is at ease with all grilled meats and roasts. It can also handle furred game.