DOC Friuli Grave
Typology: Red Wine
Vineyard size: 7.60 hectares, of which 1,00 is dedicated to the Titianus selection
Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone)
Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-loam texture, alkaline and rich in limestone
Grape variety: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Average age of vines: 45 years
Number of vines per hectare: 1.900
Production per hectare: 7.500
bottles produced on average: 10.800
Average altitude: 25 mt. asl
Vinification: The front label features the portrait of family ancestor Conte Antonio di Porcìa, painted in 1532 by Titian. The family donated the portrait to the Accademia di Brera in Milan
Vinification: The grapes are gently pressed, then the must ferments in steel 12-16 days with cultured yeasts at 28-32°C, with pumpovers and délestage. The wine is then pressed off and racked into stainless steel for the malolactic fermentation. It finally goes to the ageing area, where it spends some 12 months in oak barriques
Bottle ageing: 6-7 months
Appearance: Purple-tinged ruby red, a selection from the finest lots of the vintage.
Bouquet: Rich, intense, and elegant, with notes of blackberry, black pepper, violets, roast espresso, and black liquorice
Palate: Velvety texture, full-bodied, and well-balanced, with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Note: Technical values for harvest 2007
Total acidity: 5.20 g/l
Dry extract: 25.4 g/l
Total SO2: 90 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)
Serving suggestions: To enjoy the wine fully, decant and let breathe before serving. Refosco Titianus is perfect with grilled red meats; Friulans traditionally enjoy it with game, in particular with pappardelle in boar sauce.