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Sossó D.O.C.

Composed of 100% estate grown grapes, Sossó is a uniquely rich, complex, wine.  Velvety smooth with distinctive notes of wild berries, black cherry and plum leading to a long, seductive finish.

REGION: Friuli, Italy

APPELLATION: Colli Orientali del Friuli D.O.C.

PRODUCTION AREA:  Rosazzo Rosso Riserva

GRAPE: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Merlot and Pignolo

VINIFICATION: Grapes are carefully destemmed and then crushed. Fermentation is carried out with maceration on the skins at controlled temperatures in stainless steel. The juice is pumped over frequently for about three weeks, to extract color and aroma from the skins.

AGING: The wines are blended and racked into barriques, where they mature for about 18 months. After bottling, the wine rests for a minimum of 12 months.

COLOR: Very deep, almost impenetrable ruby red

AROMA: Broad, elegant, very complex, with sweet notes of  morello cherry, ripe plum, wild berries, mingling with  intense notes of spice.

PALATE:  Mouth filling and well-structured, velvety; sweet, close- knit tannins and acidity in perfect harmony with the  wine’s richness and concentration; long, lingering, mineral fruity finish, with wild berry flavors that merge with intense and balsamic spicy notes.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:  This wine is perfect with red meats, roasts and game.  It also complements mature or moderately-mature cheeses.