Sant'Helena Venko Rosso 2012
At sight it has a ruby red color, very dark and intense. The nose is dominated by floral hints of violet and red rose, alternating with fruity and spicy aromas; as the minutes pass, aromas tending towards balsamic. Tasting is rich, full-bodied, with a strong structure, balanced in flavor and acidity. Closes with a persistent finish.
|Name||Fantinel Venko Collio Rosso Tenuta Sant’Helena 2012|
|Wine type||Red still|
DOC Collio Goriziano o Collio Rosso
|Format||0,75 l Standard|
|Grapes||40% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot, 10% Pinot Nero|
|Location||Estate in Vencó (GO)|
|Vinification||Partial “appassimento” (drying method) of the grapes (about 25%) for eight weeks; the grapes slowly macerate for about 20 days at a controlled temperature.|
|Aging||24 months in 30 hl Allier and Slavonian oak barrels.|
|Alcohol||13.50% by volume|
|Matching||Excellent with red meat and game.|
Grape varieties: Merlot (50%) - Cabernet Franc (30%) - Pinot Nero (20%) Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Ruby red with garnet tinges, a bouquet in which hints of wild berries and vanilla mingle, a smooth palate. A splendid assemblage of selected red grapes aged in oak barrels.
Three generations and forty years of history have transformed a small cellar into a leading player on the Friulian wine scene. Collections of superior quality wines, capable of distinguishing themselves throughout the world, offer the perfect compromise between the Friulian historical tradition and the desire for innovation. The family estate, boasting 300 hectares of prized vineyards in the Collio, Grave and Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC zones, is a genuine expression of prime winegrowing country with perfect microclimates for the ideal ripening of the grapes.