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Titianus

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

Aspect: Northeast-Southwest

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

Maturation: Oak

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
Alcohol: 13,00%
Total acidity: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.56
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.