2012 Vigna Traverso Sottocastello Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC
100% Merlot. Aged 18 months in new French oak.
Gorgeous deep red colour. Rich fragrance reminiscent of raspberry and blackberry. Hints of crushed espresso coffee bean, chocolate and a rustic note of carob seed emerge further with ageing. Velvety, well-balanced body, with mellow, polished tannins. It reveals an elegant and intriguing side with more mixed spice and fruit energy than you might find in Merlot from more southern points in Italy.
Its balanced flavour makes it ideal with most meat, game, roast suckling pig and mature cheeses.
- About The Producer
Vigna Traverso became part of the Ornella Molon Traverso family in 1998. The winery is driven by a philosophy that has quality as its main cardinal point, immediately met with excellent results and great appreciation from Italian and international public and critics alike. The restructuring of the vineyards, the introduction of new vines and the use of extremely modern equipment have enabled the company to enter the market with its high quality, sophisticated wines.