NEXUS - Cabernet Sauvignon - Friuli Grave Doc
Production zone: alluvial plain in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, west zone of Friuli Grave Doc appellation, municipality of Azzano Decimo.
Grape variety:100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyards: guyot training system, 4.000 vines per hectare, yield 60 ql/Ha.
harvest period: I/II week of October.
Vinification: crushing and destemming, followed by approximately 15-20 days maceration of the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (26-28°C); after racking, fermentation in oak barrels where it refines for about 16 months. The aging continues for 6-12 months in steel vats before the bottling. Finally refining in the bottle for 6 months.
Alcohol content: 13,5% by vol.
Aging potential: to be drunk immediately or to be kept up to 10-12 years.
Colour: intense ruby red with violet hues.
Nose: complex, intense and fascinating, in which blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry notes can be distinguished, well balanced with delicate nuances of vanilla, liquorice, spicy aromas of cinnamon and cloves.
Palate: velvety, luscious and full-bodied, warm and captivating , with harmonious and round tannins, shows a well merged freshness with gentle notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste closing on tones of fruit and spices.
Food pairing: ideal with grilled roast meat and game such as roe deer, deer, chamois. Its full-bodied palate well accompanies hard cheeses as Montasio. Excellent with Sauris speck and Pitina of Val Tramontina.
Serving temperature: ideal at 20-22°C.