Bruma Rosso

BRUMA: is the dialect word for the morning fog that rises in the areas along the Isonzo River. XThe whole hamlet surrounding the fortress of Gradisca was also known as BRUMA. The walls surrounding the Fortress, said to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci, were built to defend the Most Serene Republic of Venice from the Turk invasion.(1479/1490)

Classification:

DOC Friuli isonzo

Variety:

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Vine training system:

Guyot

Soil:

pebbly limestone rich in iron oxides

Harvest:

first ten days of October

Method of harvesting:

by hand

Winemaking:

the grapes are destemmed and left to macerate in barrique for 10 days at a temperature of 26°C, brief and frequent hand-stirring of the lees

Ageing:

18 months in barrique and 6 months in the bottle

Description and food pairing:

intense with hints of red berries and leather, chocolate, roasted coffee beans with a balsamic finish. Flavours concentrate in the mouth; full and warm. Goes well with mature cheeses, game and pot roasts.