NEXUS - Cabernet Sauvignon - Friuli Grave Doc

Production zone: alluvial plain in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, west zone of
Friuli Grave Doc appellation, municipality of Azzano Decimo.
Grape variety:100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyards: guyot training system, 4.000 vines per hectare, yield 60 ql/Ha.
harvest period: I/II week of October.
Vinification: crushing and destemming, followed by approximately
15-20 days maceration of the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled
temperature (26-28°C); after racking, fermentation in oak barrels where
it refines for about 16 months. The aging continues for 6-12 months in
steel vats before the bottling. Finally refining in the bottle for 6 months.
Alcohol content: 13,5% by vol.
Aging potential: to be drunk immediately or to be kept up to 10-12 years.
Colour: intense ruby red with violet hues.
Nose: complex, intense and fascinating, in which blackcurrant, blackberry
and raspberry notes can be distinguished, well balanced with delicate
nuances of vanilla, liquorice, spicy aromas of cinnamon and cloves.
Palate: velvety, luscious and full-bodied, warm and captivating , with
harmonious and round tannins, shows a well merged freshness with
gentle notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste closing on tones of fruit and
spices.
Food pairing: ideal with grilled roast meat and game such as roe deer,
deer, chamois. Its full-bodied palate well accompanies hard cheeses as
Montasio. Excellent with Sauris speck and Pitina of Val Tramontina.
Serving temperature: ideal at 20-22°C.

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These wines represent the spearhead of San Simone production. We select the richest grapes to achieve the highest level of TYPICALITY, elegance and concentration. We generally prefer the steel tanks for fermentation and maturation of our wines but over the last twenty years, for the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, we wanted to experiment the small wooden barrels as a tool to exalt the characteristics of the fruit and the territory. The usage of barrels is not to add or cover the aroma but to possibly take off, it works as a discreet and quiet actor.
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